Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

Bloomington, Burnsville

Traffic impacts

A map of the project area.

I-35W Minnesota River bridge project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Lane closures

Tue, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The NB I-35W right auxiliary lane between Cliff Rd. and Black Dog Rd. is closed. All ramps in this area will remain open.
10 p.m. Fri, May 21 through 5 a.m. Mon, May 24
  • NB I-35W is fully closed to traffic from the I-35/35W/35E split in Burnsville to 106th St. in Bloomington
    • Detour: NB I-35E, NB Hwy 77 and WB I-494


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

Ramp closures

9 p.m. Fri, May 21 through 5 a.m. Mon, May 24
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • NB I-35W ramps to/from County Hwy 42
    • NB I-35W ramps to/from Burnsville Pkwy.
    • NB I-35W ramps to/from Hwy 13
    • NB I-35W ramps to/from Cliff Rd.
    • NB I-35W ramps to/from Black Dog Rd.
    • NB I-35W ramps to/from 106th St.
      • Detour for ramp closures: NB I-35E, NB Hwy 77 and WB I-494

About this project

MnDOT in partnership with Dakota County, Hennepin County, City of Bloomington and the City of Burnsville developed a project to replace the bridge and pavement on I-35W between Cliff Rd. and 106th St. Crews will also raise I-35W out of the floodplain and improve pedestrian access across the river.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River
  • Reconstruct I-35W bridge spanning 106th St.
  • Replace pavement from Cliff Rd. to 106th St.
  • Construct NB auxiliary/truck lane between Cliff Rd. and 106th St.
  • Construct Trail between Black Dog Rd. and Lyndale Ave.
  • Improve signing, lighting and drainage


  • Preliminary design: December 2017
  • Municipal consent hearings: November 2017

STEM program

We recognize the need to develop a diverse and talented workforce to fulfill our vision of creating a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system for the future. 

We partnered with other organizations to create an interactive program to integrate bridge architecture, design and engineering into a school curriculum. Learn more about the STEM program.