A new construction project on I-94 and I-35E in St. Paul is expected to start this summer and go through fall of 2022, causing ramp closures and lane reductions.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, construction will go from west to east and be divided into three stages. The project will repair and resurface I-94 between Western Avenue and Mounds Boulevard and I-35E between I-94 north and University Avenue.
Phase one of the project will begin mid-summer and involve repairing and resurfacing I-94 between Western Avenue and Marion Street.
Phase two will begin in spring of 2022 and continue until mid-summer 2022. It will tackle Marion Street to I-35. Phase three, from mid-summer 2022 to fall 2022, will conclude the project from I-35E to Mounds Boulevard.
The project will also include work on three ramps: East 12th Street to westbound I-94, East 12th Street to southbound I-35E and eastbound I-94 to East 6th Street. The Robert St. bridge over I-35E will also be resurfaced.
Construction will reduce capacity to two lanes in each direction and result in long-term ramp closures in and out of downtown St. Paul, meaning inconvenience for downtown workers, visitors, and residents over the next two summers.
The Department of Transportation will have two open houses on Tuesday and Wednesday for the public to learn about the project, which you can find more information about here.