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I-35W construction impacts downtown employers, commuters and residents. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) started Stage 3 (of 5) on the multi-year 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown rebuild project. I-35W is being completely rebuilt from I-94 down down to E 42nd Street. This busy section of I-35W used to carry 190,000 vehicles a day but is down to half that. The 10 lane expanse is just five now. Construction has slowed somewhat during the winter months until the spring thaw. Stage 3 will usher in a heavy work schedule with more bridge replacements and lane closures. Construction continues until late 2021.
35W@94 Project – Downtown to Crosstown Timeline – Now – 2021 (4 year project)
The 35W@94 project has entered Stage 3 of construction (out of 5 stages). Many freeway entrance and exit ramps will be temporarily closed during the various stages of construction. The 26th Street and 38th Street bridges over I-35W are now open. The 28th Street bridge is closed to traffic.
A new transit station built into the bridge over West Lake Street will link buses onto an express lane into downtown. The transit station will be part of the Orange BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line.
As of December, 2018, here’s the current status of entrance/exit ramps:
THE TRANSIT ADVANTAGE!!!
Buses can exit downtown via the 5th Avenue exit, this exit is closed to all other vehicles at this time.