4-year Downtown to the Crosstown project wraps | KSTP.com

4-year Downtown to the Crosstown project wraps

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: September 10, 2021 06:31 PM
Created: September 10, 2021 08:46 AM

Friday is a big day for drivers in Minneapolis and the south metro.

After four years, the Interstate 35W at Interstate 94 Downtown to the Crosstown project is wrapping up.

With its completion, drivers will see improvements to traffic flow, especially as the ramp from I-35W northbound to I-94 westbound reopens.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reports the completed project includes new concrete to repair a 50-year-old interstate, 11 new bridges, new ramps that increase access to Lake Street businesses, a transit station at 31st and Lake streets that will open later this year, new E-ZPass lanes for improved transit service, and increased access for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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