Skip to main content
Publish date:

More weekend travel headaches as roadwork impacts I-94, I-494 and I-35W in the Twin Cities

Soon enough, the only thing that'll slow you down will be snow and ice.

If you're out and about this weekend in the Twin Cities metro area, these are the main road closures and lane reductions you'll have to navigate around or through. 

Interstate 94: St. Paul

The Midway area will again be shut down this weekend as eastbound I-94 from Hwy. 280 to Western Ave. will close for a resurfacing project. The closure begins 10 p.m. Friday and will re-open by 5 a.m. Monday. 

In addition, the Lexington Parkway bridge that crosses I-94 will be shut down for 24 hours, beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. 

Interstate 35W: Minneapolis

More work in the massive Downtown to Crosstown project, and it means southbound I-35W will be closed between I-94 and Hwy. 62 from 10 p.m. Friday until 5a.m. Saturday. There will also be reduced lanes in both directions of I-35W from 43rd St. to I-94.  

There's more: Ramps from 3rd St. and Washington Ave. to northbound I-35W will close at 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. 

I-494: Mendota Heights

Roadwork continues here as westbound I-494 will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday between I-35E and Hwy. 5. 

The other headaches

Expect more lane reductions in both directions of I-35W from Roseville to Lino Lakes, and more of the same further north on I-35 in Columbus and Forest Lake. 

To the south, I-35W in Bloomington will have lane restrictions between 106th St. and Cliff Road. 

And finally, if you're traveling I-94 in Maple Grove and Rogers, expect lane closures in both directions between Hwy. 241 and I-494 from 7 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Saturday, and then again starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. 

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past

A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.


Detour road construction

Metro roadwork headaches ramp up again this weekend

There is some good news for motorists going through St. Paul this weekend.

Weekend roadwork could make for big delays in the Twin Cities

Be mindful of where work is being done and consider alternate routes.

road closed, detour

Road closures to cause big headaches in sports-packed weekend

Closures of I-94 and I-494 will mean detours and congestion in the Twin Cities.

Detour road construction

Stretches of I-494, I-694 to be closed this weekend in Twin Cities

Prepare for detours in the south and east metro this weekend.

Detour road construction

I-35W to be hit with overnight closure in Minneapolis this weekend

The 8-hour closure will allow crews to move large equipment.

I-35W construction Minneapolis I-94

I-94 near Minneapolis to close both ways over weekend

Attention Minneapolis area motorists: the stretch of I-94 between I-35W and I-394 will be closed both ways for the weekend.

I-94 ramp to southbound 35W closing for 10 days

The detour is a massive pain the butt.

I-35W south closes this weekend, then a big reopening on Monday

Commuters who take 35W northbound into Minneapolis will be pleased.