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    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    Project work details This multi-year project, beginning Mon, Aug. 20, is to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge between Burnsville and Bloomington. Although crews have been out the last few weeks conducting surveys, next week you will start seeing more activity. Beginning 7 p.m. Mon., August 20, you should expect overnight lane closures for both directions of I-35W from Cliff Rd. to 106th ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    Access to and from Hwy 62 at Clearwater Drive now open Crews were able to open Clearwater Dr. in Minnetonka to right turns last Fri, Aug. 10. Thank you for your patience with this work. Motorists will only be able to use right turns to enter Clearwater Dr and Beach Rd until Aug. 28. Then both roads are expected to fully open.Updates on upcoming ramp reopenings and closures The following ramps ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Upcoming closuresI-35W weekend closures: July 27-30 and Aug. 3-64th Ave. S/16th St. ramp to westbound I-94 closes July 3040th St. bridge closes Aug. 3Update on bridge, ramp and road openings: Franklin Ave. bridge fully opened and 5th Ave. S ramp to eastbound I-94 reopened July 20 ________________________________________ With the end of July right around the corner, we are happy to say that the ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Weekend closure of northbound I-35W details We wanted to remind you of the upcoming weekend closure of northbound I-35W between Minneapolis and Roseville, and let you know of a few updates related to the project. Beginning 9 p.m. Fri, July 13, northbound I-35W will be closed between 4th St. SE in Mpls and Hwy 280 in Roseville. Please note that ramps impacted by this closure will begin to close ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    In this update Upcoming ClosuresI-35W weekend closure July 13-16Lake St. weekend closure July 13-16Upcoming 31st St. and Midtown Greenway closuresOther project work detailsUpdate on bridge and ramp openingsHelpful tips in choosing alternative routesDetails on project work are provided below. ________________________________________ We understand traveling in and around the 35W@94 project is ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Project work details The I-35W Resurfacing project between Minneapolis and Roseville has begun. Currently, northbound I-35W is reduced by one lane between 4th St. in Minneapolis and Co. Rd. C in Roseville. This lane reduction will remain in place through Fri, Oct. 12. Crews will be resurfacing both directions of I-35WMore about this project Crews will be resurfacing both directions of I-35W ...read more
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    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    New project details: Hwy 62 We will begin on the Highway 62 resurfacing improvement project on Mon, July 9. The project area includes Hwy 62 from Tracy Ave. in Edina to Beach Rd. (south) and Clearwater Dr. (north) in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. It also includes a part of Hwy 212. The work consists of pavement resurfacing, drainage improvements and sidewalk access improvements. It will result in ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Xcel Energy new gas line project details Xcel Energy is in the process of installing new natural gas lines along Hwy 149 between I-494 and the Smith Ave. High Bridge. The project is expected to last until October 2018. The natural gas line project is being coordinated with the Hwy 149 resurfacing project to minimize overall traffic and construction disruptions. There will be temporary road ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Project work details We know construction impacts around downtown Minneapolis are making traveling difficult this summer, but we have some good news. Starting at 5 a.m. on Tue, June 12 the following ramps to/from westbound I-94 will reopen: Eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94Northbound Lyndale Ave. to westbound I-94Westbound I-94 to Hwy 55 These are the last ramp closures for the I-94: ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    Several openings planned for Fri, July 20 If all goes as planned, we’ll be opening East Hayden Lake Rd, 109th Ave. and 117th Ave. on the east side of Hwy 169 in Champlin by Friday evening, July 20. Work at the three intersections was completed sooner than expected, which is good news for drivers!109th Avenue closure planned Wed, July 11 The road openings on Friday will be followed by the closure ...read more
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    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Minneapolis, St. Anthony and RosevilleMnDOT will resurface approximately 4.5 miles of I-35W between 4th St. SE in Minneapolis and Ramsey County Road C in Roseville beginning in July of 2018. The work is anticipated to be completed in October 2018.Schedule for weekend resurfacing (tentative)July 13 - Aug. 20, 2018 (closures will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday) there will be ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Project BenefitsImproved traffic flow on I-35W and I-94 Changing ramp connections to/from I-35W and I-94Adding MnPASS lanes on northbound and southbound I-35W between 26th Street and 46th StreetImproved transit service on I-35W Constructing new transit station at I-35W and Lake Street for future METRO Orange Line and express busesAdding a transit-only ramp to/from downtown on 12th ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    In this update We have several upcoming closures we wanted to let you know about, as well as a last chance opportunity to take photos of downtown Minneapolis from the 24th St. pedestrian bridge.Closures26th St. bridge closes June 1I-35W weekend closure scheduled, June 1-4Access to/from downtown and I-35W closes June 831st St. ramps on I-35W close June 8Eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Road closure details You’ll encounter a full road closure on Hwy 95 between Bailey Rd. and 70th St. in Washington County beginning at 6 a.m., Mon, June 4. We’re closing the road, so crews can continue construction activities as part of the Hwy 95 safety improvement project. To bypass the closed segment of Hwy 95, follow the posted detour of 70th St., Woodbury Dr. to Bailey Rd.   Local property ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Lane closure details Crews finished laying asphalt last weekend between Louisiana Ave. and Shady Oak Rd. They will be out again this weekend putting a new layer of pavement on between Shady Oak Rd. and I-494. This will require single-lane closures in each direction between Shady Oak Rd. to I-494 from 7 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17 through 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20. On Wed, Aug. 15, crews will be doing storm ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    2018 lift schedule details We just wanted to remind you that we will resume the revised Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule at 8 a.m. on Tue, May 15. The Lift Bridge now will be staffed full time from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight seven days a week and will lift every half hour when boats are present until the end of the year’s schedule, sometime around Oct. 15. MnDOT will respond to special openings ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Project work updatesWestbound I-94 to Hwy 55 ramp closure begins Wed, May 16Upcoming weekend closure of both directions of I-94 from Hwy 55 to I-35WUpcoming weekend closure of Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. from Dunwoody Blvd. to Oak Grove St.Upcoming weekend restrictions of westbound I-394 from downtown to Hwy 100Additional weekend closures of both directions of I-94: May 18-21 Details for each ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 04, 2018
     Now that spring is finally here we’ve made some good progress on I-35 and we’re ready to set up the full traffic configuration between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8. In order to get this done with as little traffic impact as possible we’re going to be working overnight on Sunday, May 6, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. You should expect northbound I-35 between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8 to be down to one lane while we work to ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Project work details Crews are ready to start on the Hwy 47/University Ave. project next week after a short delay for weather. Project work will include making improvements to Hwy 47/University Ave. in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. Beginning Mon, April 30, Hwy 47/University Ave. will close from Lowry Ave. in Minneapolis to 44th Ave. in Columbia Heights. The work will start at 40th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Project work details This project work along Hwy 95 is part of the Upper Loop Trail project, which will be a five-mile trail system connecting Houlton, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. You should be familiar with this Upper Loop Trail Project, as the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge and the Stillwater Lift Bridge transformation projects are also a part of this.Upcoming closures along Hwy 95 begin April ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    We thought you’d like to know about a 2018 road construction project on Hwy 55 from Buffalo to Rockford that is to begin mid-June 2018. To complete the work, Hwy 55 will need to be closed and detoured for up to five weeks. Businesses will always remain accessible.Detour details Hwy 55 between Division St. in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr. in west Rockford will close to through traffic while ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Forest Lake Rest Area closure details As we noted last week, now that paving for northbound I-35 is complete for this season, crews are beginning work on southbound I-35 this week. As part of the work, crews will need to close the Forest Lake Rest Area. Beginning 7 a.m. Wed., Aug. 15, southbound I-35 access to the rest area will close.   Crews are closing the rest area access, so crews can ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    The 253 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “These projects are critical investments in Minnesota’s aging transportation system,” Zelle said. “We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Project Update Work resumes in April 2018 for the I-94: Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center Project including: Repairs to two highway bridgesPainting of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden All work will be completed by the end of summer 2018.BenefitsRestores pavement, provides smoother ride and extends pavement ...read more
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