Downtown freeway ramps close Thursday in latest construction project

- Starting Thursday, the 5th Avenue South ramp in Minneapolis to northbound Interstate 35W and eastbound I-94 will be closed for construction.

The ramp to I-94 will reopen in 2018, while the ramp to I-35W won't open until 2021.

Additionally, the block of Fifth Avenue South between Franklin Avenue and 19th Street East will close on Thursday.

The closures are part of a larger four-year Minnesota Department of Transportation project.

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