June 03, 2018 05:57 PM
The drive into Minneapolis is about to get a lot more complicated this week.
First, there's an overnight closure scheduled for I-35W Monday night into Tuesday morning. The roadway will close in both directions from I-94 to Highway 62 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The detour takes motorists to I-394, Highway 100 and Highway 62.
Starting on Friday, June 8, the ramp from I-94 eastbound to I-35W southbound will close for the next three years, while crews rebuild the ramp. That's not the only major closure. Access into downtown Minneapolis will be restricted from I-35W northbound to 11th Street, Grant Street, and 5th Avenue until this fall. Access out of downtown to I-35W southbound will be shut down as well from 12th Street/4th Avenue until fall 2021.
Watch for these two ramp closures beginning Friday, June 8: I-35W northbound to 31st Street/Lake Street closes until this fall, and 31st Street to I-35W southbound shuts down until fall 2021.
MnDOT will be holding a news conference this week to share more information on this next phase of the I-35W: Downtown to the Crosstown Project. Stay tuned to 5 Eyewitness News, 45-TV, and KSTP.com for more details.
Updated: June 03, 2018 05:57 PM
Created: June 01, 2018 10:03 AM
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