Many Road Closures in Effect for St. Paul this Weekend

October 05, 2018 09:14 AM

It's going to be a very busy weekend in St. Paul.

With the Twin Cities in Motion races, three college homecoming football games, the Hocktoberfest street festival, several hockey games – including the Minnesota Wild home opener–  concerts, exhibits and more, there will be an estimated 100,000 visitors in St. Paul throughout the course of the weekend.


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Please note that there will be several road closures for some of these events. 

Those who will be in the area or participating in the events are encouraged to use Metro Transit. If you use your own vehicle, be sure to plan ahead, allow for extra travel time, carpool and use alternate routes.

Traffic will be heavier and parking will be more limited than most weekends in St. Paul.

The following are the events that will bring road closures over the weekend:

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • The Twin Cities in Motion 5K, 10K and more will be taking place beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Roads closed include Summit Avenue to Snelling Avenue to the Capitol. All events for the race will start and finish at the Capitol.
  • The University of St. Thomas 5K will be taking place during the University's homecoming. The event begins at 7 a.m. and will go until noon. Roads will be closed from Snelling Avenue to Cretin Avenue. However, the Cretin Avenue and Summit Avenue will be open, as well as the Snelling Avenue and Summit Avenue Intersection.
  • Hocktoberfest, the Minnesota Wild home opener block party, will be taking place all day in downtown St. Paul. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will wrap up around 1 a.m. Sunday. West 7th Street from Kellogg Boulevard to Walnut Street will be closed. The game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center. The RiverCentre parking ramp remains closed. 

Sunday, Oct. 7

  • The Twin Cities in Motion 10 mile, half marathon and marathon will be taking place, beginning in Minneapolis at 5 a.m. and lasting until 4 p.m. No traffic will be allowed on or across Summit Avenue. Alternate routes will include Shepard Road, Ayd Mill Road and 35E. 



Tommy Wiita

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