Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown


Traffic impacts

Lake Street is open! Rediscover and explore Lake Street.

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Lane closures

Fri, Oct. 15 and Sat, Oct. 16; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
  • The E-ZPass lane is closed on I-35W in both directions between 46th St. and I-94

About this project

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is almost complete. It's time to discover, connect and celebrate the new 35W at 94.

Summary of work

Work on 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown included:

  • Converted NB I-35W Priced Dynamic Shoulder Lane between 46th St. and 26th St. to a permanent E-ZPass Lane
  • Constructed a new E-ZPass lane on SB I-35W from 26th St. to 46th St.
  • Constructed Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Station at Lake St.
  • Improved access from I-35W to the Lake Street Business District by constructing two new exit ramps (NB I-35W to 28th St. and SB I-35W to Lake St.
  • Upgraded accessibility by improving pedestrian accommodations with pedestrian curb ramps and sidewalk upgrades.
  • Rehabilitated pavement and bridges on I-35W from 46th St. to 11th Ave., Hwy 65 from 26th St. to 15th St., and I-94 from Nicollet Ave. to Park Ave.
  • Constructed new and rehabilitating existing noise barriers throughout the project limits.