MnDOT to hold open house for I-35W construction project

I-35W Construction project mapIF YOU GO:

Thursday, Aug. 17, 5-7 p.m.
Hope Community, Inc/Children’s Village Center building
611 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites the public to learn about a multi-year road work project on I-35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis at an upcoming open house.

The open house will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Village Center building at Hope Community, Inc., 611 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. There won’t be a formal presentation, but open house attendees will have an opportunity to find out about all of the construction staging and traffic impacts.

Crews plan to begin construction on Monday, Aug. 21 with bridge work on the Portland Avenue bridge over I-94 and Franklin Avenue bridge over I-35W.

MnDOT project staff will also be on hand to answer questions on the overall I-35W reconstruction which includes the following improvements:

  • Repairing and replacing bridges and pavement on I-35W
  • Constructing a new southbound ramp to Lake Street, and a new northbound ramp to 28th Street.
  • Reconstructing Lake St (Co Rd 3) between Blaisdell Avenue and 5th Avenue.
  • Building a multi-level enclosed transit station with a pedestrian and bicycle connection between the Midtown Greenway north of Lake Street and 31st Street south of Lake Street This station will be served by Orange Line Bus Rapid transit, express and local bus service.

The work will take 4 ½ years to complete, but will improve accessibility, safety and mobility in the project area. Motorists will also experience better access to the Lake Street Business District and transit service on I-35W and Lake Street, according to MnDOT.

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