Trunk Highway 35W Downtown to Crosstown Reconstruction
Portions of 35W from Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis are being reconstructed and improved in stages between 2017 and 2021. See what is being done where in MnDOT's detailed project map:
Find more information about this project at MnDOT's 35W&94: Downtown to Crosstown Project Page.
City of Minneapolis Updates
Construction Update for week ending March 10, 2018:
Construction activity on the [email protected] Project continues, with the significant portion of the work happening along both 4th Ave. S. and 5th Ave. S. just south of the freeway commons, as well as Franklin Avenue and 38th Street bridge sites.
The following is a short summary of current construction activities:
- 4th Ave. S. – Watermain tunneling operation under 35W to receiving pit at the intersection of 5th Ave S. and 19th St E is still progressing. Tunneling work in this area is anticipated to continue through late March.
- Franklin Bridge – Erect beams for spans 1-4 this week (Estimated Bridge Opening June 2018)
- 38th Street Bridge between 1st and 3rd Avenues over TH 35W – Closed on March 2, 2018 (Estimated 150 calendar days for closure). See approved detour route map below.
Existing Roadway Closures and Upcoming Traffic Movements for this week:
- 5th Ave. S between E. 22nd St. and E. 19th St. is closed as crews continue new water main and services.
- 4th Ave. S between Franklin Ave. and E. 18th St. is closed as the contractor continues new watermain tunneling work.
- The ramp from 5th Ave. S to northbound I‐35W and eastbound I‐94 is closed. Access to eastbound I‐94 will reopen in 2018. Access to northbound I‐35W remains closed through 2021.
- Franklin Avenue (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
- 38th Street (between 1st and 3rd Avenues)
- 36th Street Entrance Ramp to 35W Southbound – full closure 3/2/18 through Fall of 2021.
Night work this week (to set beams for Franklin Avenue Bridge):
- TH65 SB, 94EB TO 35W SB Ramp @ Franklin (Full closure) 3/6/18 (10 pm to 5 am)
- TH65 SB, 94EB TO 35W SB Ramp, NB 65 @ Franklin, TH65NB to 94W (Full closure)
3/7/18 (10 pm to 5 am)
- 35W SB, 35W NB Left Lane @ Franklin (Full closure SB, Lane Closure NB) 3/8/18 (10pm
to 5 am)
- 35W NB, 35W SB Left Lane @ Franklin (Full closure NB, Lane Closure SB) 3/9/18 (10 pm
to 5 am)
Archive of Updates
Last updated Mar 13, 2018