Weekend closure March 2-5
I-35W will be closed south of downtown Minneapolis this weekend while crews remove the 38th Street Bridge. The closure will start at 10 p.m. Friday, March 2 and reopen by Monday, March 5. The ramps leading to I-35W will start closing at 9 p.m.
Northbound I-35W will close from Highway 62 to I-94. Southbound will close from I-94 to 46th Street.
The 38th Street Bridge will close at 6 a.m. Friday and will remain closed for five months while it is rebuilt.
Detour maps are attached for the interstate closure and the 38th Street Bridge closure.
36th Street ramp closed through 2021
The 36th Street ramp will close at 2 a.m. Friday and will not reopen until the project is complete in 2021. We apologize for this inconvenience. I have attached a detour map. Here is why it must remain closed :
- During the 38th St. bridge reconstruction, there is not enough room for vehicles to safely merge from the ramp onto southbound I-35W.
- Once I-35W freeway reconstruction work begins this summer, the number of southbound lanes will be reduced and shifted at various times while crews work for three years after the 38th St. bridge reopens. This will make it difficult for vehicles entering from 36th Street to safely merge onto I-35W south.