Skip to main content

Another I-35W closure will make travel tough this weekend

And things will likely be just as bad when it reopens on Monday.

For the second time in three weekends, I-35W will be closed between Hwy. 62 and I-94 in south Minneapolis.

This time, the closure is in place so that the 24th Street pedestrian bridge (the one where every takes pictures of downtown) is demolished.

It'll mean the northbound lanes will be completely closed between Hwy. 62 and downtown, while the southbound lanes will only be open between the 46th Street ramp and Hwy. 62.

Subscribe: Get our daily newsletters.

What's more, there are most closures happening this weekend and on Monday that will cause headaches for travelers not just over a few days, but for the next several years.

These include:

– The I-35W southbound ramp to 35th Street closes at 10 p.m. Friday and won't be re-opening until fall 2020. Traffic is being detoured via 46th Street.

– On Monday, I-35W northbound is reduced to three lanes between 43rd Street and 31st Street – one of them a MnPASS lane – and between 31st and I-94 it'll be three lanes open to everyone. This will stay in place till fall 2021.

– Also on Monday, I-35W southbound will be down to 2 lanes between I-94 and 43rd Street, also until 2021.

– I-94 westbound between Chicago Avenue and Nicollet Avenue will be down to two lanes for four months.

Today's Top Stories

– Rochester Red Lobster accused of discriminating against Muslim family.

– Jimmy Butler "uncertain" about playing again with Andrew Wiggins.

That's not to mention all the other closures already in place, such as the Franklin Avenue bridge, and the ramp from I-35W northbound to I-94 west, and the I-94 west ramp to I-35W south.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is amidst a major reconstruction of the I-94 and I-35W interchange, that should improve traffic flow by the time it's completed.

In the meantime, you might want to dust off you old bike for the summer.

Next Up

Police tape

Woman dies after being shot in Minneapolis

The woman in her 20s died at the scene.

318932855_566492482149686_9036958628999185261_n

Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man

The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 2.19.37 PM

St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson

The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.

318945683_10161683635994714_4236667683357316937_n

22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.

COVER

Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.

PepperSprayCopMPD

Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

Powerball Minnesota lottery

$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 9.16.18 AM

Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

Christmas presents

Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.

Related

Another weekend closure coming to I-35W in Minneapolis

The 5-mile stretch from I-94 to Hwy. 62 will be closed.

Here comes another I-35W weekend closure

The same 15-mile stretch as last weekend closes Friday night.

Detour road construction

Closures planned on I-94, Hwy. 62 this weekend

Inconvenience is coming to Twin Cities highways.