Temporary lane closures to begin on eastbound I-94 in St. Paul Friday night

Drivers using eastbound Interstate 94 can expect temporary lane closures throughout this weekend starting Friday night.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the eastbound lanes of the road from I-94 from Marion Street to the east junction of I-94 and I-35E near the downtown area in St. Paul will have temporary lane closures starting at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15.

The lane restrictions will be removed at some point Sunday, state officials say.

After the work, eastbound I-94 and I-35E on the east end of the project area will be on the new permanent alignment, and northbound I-35E will have two lanes open from I-94 to University Avenue.

However, concrete repair activity will move to eastbound I-94 between I-35E and Mounds Boulevard as the project moves to the final stage of work.

MnDOT says traffic will be down to two lanes starting the morning of Monday, July 18 between I-35E and Mounds Boulevard on eastbound I-94.

In addition, the following ramps will be closed starting Monday through early August:

  • Sixth Street to eastbound I-94
  • Eastbound I-94 to Mounds Boulevard
  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound I-94
  • Southbound I-35E to 10th Street and southbound Highway 52

Meanwhile, the ramp from 11th Street to eastbound I-94 will continue to be closed until late August.