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Twin Cities Metro Area Weekend Traffic Impacts

Major traffic impacts this weekend

Weekend Traffic Impacts Map - Metro Area
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This page was updated Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Check back often for the latest news on weekend closures. For real time traffic information, visit 511mn.org, download our 511 app, or dial 5-1-1.

New this weekend

Hwy 8 in Taylors Falls

Through 7 p.m. Tue, Oct. 25 Tern Ave. at Hwy 8 is closed. The new detour for car traffic is Redwing Ave to 310th St. to Taylors Falls. Continuing this weekend: Motorists are able to travel through the new roundabout intersection, however, it is not accessible to trucks. There is a detour for trucks traveling on eastbound Hwy 8: southbound Red Wing Ave/Co Rd 21, southbound Pleasant Valley Rd/Co Rd 26 to southbound Hwy 95. Westbound Hwy 8 truck traffic will continue to use the detour through Osceola. The roundabout is expected to open to truck traffic in fall.

I-35E bridges in St. Paul, south of I-94

Now Completed: The I-35E bridge work between Randolph Ave. and Ramsey St/Grand Ave.

I-35E in Vadnais Heights

Anticipated opening for Fri, Oct. 21: The ramp from spouthbound I-35E to Co Rd E. Continuing this weekend: Hwy 96 will have intermittent single lane traffic in both directions from White Bear Pkwy and Centerville Rd through November. There will be intermittent lane closures daily during non-peak hours on I-35E between Hwy 96 to Co Rd J through November. There are several ramp closures through November, as well.

Hwy 47 and Hwy 65 in Minneapolis

Through Sat, Oct. 22, Fifth Ave. will be closed at University Ave - motorists will not be able to access Fifth Ave. east of University Ave.

Hwy 77 in Eagan

Beginning at 8 p.m. Fri, Oct. 21 through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 24, both directions of Hwy 77 will be reduced to a single lane between the Hwy 77 River bridge and Hwy 13. Ramps and loops within the project limits will close intermittently throughout the weekend as needed. 

I-94 bridges in St. Paul

Now completed: The I-94 bridges between Pelham Blvd and Dale St. Continuing this weekend: The Grotto St. and MacKubin St. ped and bike bridges are closed through November. The Dale St. entrance ramps to westbound eastbound I-94 are closed through mid-November. Note: A highway maintenance project to manage vegetation along I-94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis is happening now through next summer.

I-94 from St. Paul to Maplewood

Ramps Now Open: McKnight Rd to eastbound I-94, Hwy 61 to eastbound I-94 and westbound I-94 to McKnight Rd. Continuing this weekend: Hwy 61 to westbound I-94 is reduced to a single lane through November. There are also several ramp closures.

Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

Beginning 10 p.m., Fri, Oct. 21 through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 24, both directions of Hwy 100 will be closed between I-394 and Hwy 62. The highway ramps along the closures will close at 9 p.m. on Friday. Note: After the weekend closure, Hwy 100 between Minnetonka Blvd and Excelsior Blvd will reopen to two lanes in each direction.

Also, the ramp from southbound Hwy 100 to 50th St/Vernon Ave. is closed through mid-December.

I-494 in the west metro

Beginning 10 p.m. Fri, Oct. 21 through 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 24, Southbound I-494 will be closed between I-94/I-694 to I-394 and northbound I-494 will be reduced to a single lane from Hwy 55 to I-394. There will also be several ramp closures during this time along southbound I-494. Continuing this weekend: The left lane of westbound I-694 to southbound I-494 is closed through November.

Existing and ongoing

Hwy 3 in Farmington

Construction wrapping up through the end of October. Watch for flaggers and detours in area.

Hwy 5 in St. Paul

The Hwy 5 bridge is open to all lanes from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Work on the bridge continues that could require the closing of the right lane in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through November. And the right lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through November. There are several ramp closures, as well.

Hwy 7 over Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park

Hwy 7 between Wooddale Ave and the Beltline is closed until late-October 2016. All ramps  to and from both directions of Hwy 100 and Hwy 7 (except for northbound Hwy 100 to eastbound Hwy 7 and 36th St. to southbound Hwy 100) are also closed.

Hwy 10 in Anoka

Upcoming work includes: non-rush hour lane closures on Hwy 10 between Thurston Ave. and Fairoak Ave. along with closures on frontage roads on both sides of Hwy 10.

Hwy 12 in Independence

Hwy 12 is closed between Co Rd 6 and Co Rd 112 through late-fall.

I-35 between Pine City and Hinckley

Northbound and southbound traffic has been placed on the southbound lanes in a head-to-head traffic configuration from the Hwy 48 interchange to the Hwy 23 interchange through late-October. The northbound lanes at the bridge site are closed.

I-35E in St. Paul, north of I-94

Intermittent overnight lane closures will occur as needed on westbound I-94 at I-35E and on I-35E between I-94 and Maryland Ave. for miscellaneous project activities.

I-35W in Arden Hills

The right lane of northbound I-35W is closed between Co Rd H and Co Rd I through early-November. Co Rd H is closed between I-35W and Co Rd H through late-fall. The ramps from Co Rd H to northbound and southbound I-35W are closed through late-fall, along with the ramp from SB I-35W to Co Rd H.

Hwy 36 in Roseville

Eastbound and westbound Hwy 36 traffic are both traveling on their new lanes and bridges. Ramps at eastbound Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave. are closed through mid-October. Pedestrian traffic is prohibited along Lexington Ave. beneath Hwy 36 until mid-October. Upcoming work includes: Hwy 36 will be resurfaced between Dale St. and Hamline Ave. along with work on the ramps at Hamline Ave. and Dale St.

Hwy 61 and Hwy 10 in Denmark Township

Expect temporary lane closures in both directions of Hwy 61 from just north of Hwy 10 in Cottage Grove to just south of 127th St. in Hastings as work is completed.

Hwy 61 and Hwy 97 in Forest Lake

Major construction on the Hwy 61 and Hwy 97 Forest Lake roundabout project is complete. Access to all directions of Hwy 97, Hwy 61 and 210th St is are open. Traffic is reduced to a single lane through late-summer as crews finish clean-up in the construction area.

I-694 between Little Canada and Arden Hills

The ramps between westbound I-694 and Victoria St are closed until late-November. Westbound I-694 traffic between I-35E and Lexington Ave. is now separated by a concrete barrier; the left lane will carry through traffic with no access to local roads and the right lane will carry traffic with access to local roads through November.


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