Weekend closure of I-35W in Minneapolis, reopens Monday with reduced lanes

A section of I-35W will be closing this weekend in Minneapolis and it's going to look a little different when it reopens.

I-35W will be closed in both directions from I-94 to Highway 62 starting Friday at 10 p.m. The road will reopen on Monday at 5 a.m. During the closure, crews will be taking out the 24th Street pedestrian bridge and restriping the lanes on I-35W.

Starting on Monday, northbound I-35W from 43rd Street to downtown Minneapolis will be reduced to three lanes with one lane designated for MnPASS. Southbound I-35W from downtown Minneapolis to 43rd Street will be decreased to two lanes. The amount of lanes along that stretch of I-35W will vary throughout the 35W@94 construction project, but there will be reduced lanes through fall 2021.

Also starting on Monday, westbound I-94 from Nicollet Avenue to Chicago Avenue will be reduced to two lanes. The change will last through this fall.

The ramp from southbound I-35W to 35th Street will close Friday at 10 p.m. and remain closed until fall 2020. Drivers will need to follow the detour to the 46th Street exit to northbound Nicollet Avenue.

For more information about the 35W@94 construction project, click here.