Business throughout Southwest has been impacted by the 35W construction project, and there is still a long way to go. With the 35th and 36th St ramps closed, traffic has intensified along Nicollet, and customers not living in the immediate area have been more prone to avoid a visit.
Original plans would have permanently closed the 46th St ramps for a year on top of the closures 10 blocks north. Thankfully, the planners on the 35W project have been responsive to communication, and will now only be closing 46th ramps sporadically as needed - and likely over night and weekend timing when traffic is generally lighter.
SWBA is in contact with the project planners. If you have a specific concern that the construction crews can address, please reach out to us, or directly to the MNDot staff. We'll do our best to help you.