Eastbound I-694 traffic switch began this morning (4/21)

I-694 between Arden Hills and Little Canada: 2016-2017 construction

Traffic switch details
April showers held off long enough last night to allow construction crews to move eastbound I-694 traffic into a new pattern to allow work on the new eastbound lanes to begin next week. If your traveling on eastbound I-694, youll find two lanes of traffic separated by a concrete median barrier between Lexington Ave. in Arden Hills and I-35E in Little Canada/Vadnais Heights.
When traveling eastbound, you will need to choose a lane at the beginning of the work zone. If you use the *”left lane”* you will *”not”* be able to exit the interstate between Lexington Ave. and I-35E and will have to continue east on I-694 past I-35E.
Drivers in the *”right lane”* *”will “*be able to exit the freeway as usual but will have to travel south on I-35E with no access to I-694.

Traffic on the westbound lanes was reduced to two lanes earlier this month and the ramp from Rice St. to westbound I-694 also is closed and detoured for the construction season.
More about this project
We will be adding a third lane to the eastbound interstate this year. We rebuilt and added a third lane on the westbound side of the interstate last year.
During construction, we will keep two lanes of traffic open in each direction. Temporary lanes around the construction zone will separate traffic from construction work. Ramps along the eastbound interstate will close when there is work nearby, however no two adjacent ramps will close. And well let you know with enough time to plan your route.
When complete in November of 2017, the project will improve driver safety and accessibility, increase capacity to lessen congestion and provide smoother road surfaces. In addition, the new roadway will enhance the movement of freight and support economic development.
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Metro area weekend traffic impacts: April 21-23

Metro area weekend traffic impacts: April 21-23
As you prepare for travel this weekend, here are the projects across the Metro area.
Metro Area Weekend Traffic Impacts: April 21-23 [ http://www.dot.state.mn.us/weekendtrafficimpacts/pdf/weekendclosures.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= ] New this weekend
These traffic impacts are new as of this weekend.
Co Rd 42 at I-35W in Burnsville
* WB Co Rd 42 is closed and detoured between the ramps of I-35W through May 21
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave St. Paul to Roseville
* Beginning Mon, April 24, the ramp from Como Ave. to NB Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be closed through Wed, May 10 * “Hwy 51/Snelling Ave is one lane in each direction between Como Ave and Hwy 36 through October”
I-94 St. Paul to Maplewood
* Beginning on Mon, April 24, the Maple St. pedestrian bridge over I-94 will be closed for approximately two weeks*.* * “Drivers should expect lane restrictions in both directions, traffic delays and temporary exit/entrance ramp closures as project work continues between St. Paul and Maplewood. There are several ramp closures and detours.”
I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center
* From April 19 through mid-May, the ramp from 3rd St. to WB I-94 will be reduced to one lane. There are several other ramp closures. * The following ramps will be closed beginning Mon, April 24: SB Hwy 252 ramp to SB Hwy 100, both directions of I-694 and WB I-94; WB I-94 to Hennepin/Lyndale Avenues; WB I-94 to SB Lyndale Ave; and 4th Ave. to WB I-94. Check the project website for details on length of closures for each ramp * “Expect lane shifts and restrictions on EB I-94 andWB I-94 between Shingle Creek Pkwy andNicollet Ave in Mpls through the end of 2017” * “EB I-94 reduced to two lanesbetween I-694/I-94 split and Hwy 252 through June”
Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park
* Beginning Mon, April 24, SB Hwy 100 to50th St/Vernon Ave. will be closed through Fri, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Existing and ongoing
These traffic impacts are ongoing and will continue through this weekend.
Hwy 10 at I-35W in New Brighton
* The ramp from WB Hwy 10 to NB I-35W is closed through late-August
Hwy 36 Oakdale to Oak Park Heights
* Lane closures both directions of Hwy 36 between I-694 and Oak Park Heights for cable median barrier installation
I-94 St. Paul to Minneapolis
* MnDOT maintenance crews are working along I-94 between St. Paul and Mpls applying weed control, pruning trees, and removing dead and invasive trees and growth on the right of way. This work will last through summer 2017.
Hwy 95 at St. Croix Crossing
* Both NB and SB lanes of Hwy 95 will be reduced to one lane under the bridge through May 13
Hwy 169 Edina to Golden Valley
* Both directions of Hwy 169 between Bren Rd and 7th St (5th St, Lincoln Dr) is closed as the Nine Mile Creek bridge is replaced * There are several lane closures and the ramp from westbound I-394 to southbound Hwy 169 is closed through October
I-494 in Bloomington
* One lane moved to shoulder for 3 weeks.
I-694 Little Canada to Arden Hills
* WB I-694 is reduced to two lanes and the ramp from Rice St to WB I-694 is now closed for the duration of project work

I-94 east metro temporary pedestrian bridge closure

I-94 St. Paul to Maplewood: 2016-17 construction

I-94 east metro temporary pedestrian bridge closure details
Heads up! Beginning on Mon, April 24, the Maple St. pedestrian bridge over I-94 will be closed for *approximately two weeks.* The detour is N. Maple St. to Hudson Rd. to Earl St. to Pacific St.
This closure is needed for crews to complete repair work on the bridge deck, or the driving surface.

Weekend closure, detour of Hwy 58 closure at Zumbrota begins Saturday

Hwy 52/Hwy 58 interchange in Zumbrota: 2017-2018 construction

Weekend closure, detour of Hwy 58 closure at Zumbrota begins Saturday
Just a reminder that Highway 58 will be closing this weekend for construction work at the Highway 52 intersection.
During the April 22-23 closure, crews will be installing a sanitary sewer across Highway 58. Motorists may use the Highway 52 north off ramp to access the west side of Highway 52, but Highway 58 into Zumbrota will be detoured. Highway 52 motorists can use the Highway 60 west exit. Motorists can connect to the east with Highway 58 via Jefferson Drive. Highway 58 motorists can use Jefferson to get to Highway 52.
After the weekend work is completed, the northbound Highway 52 off ramp will be closed April 24-26 while crews complete a temporary bypass road to connect motorists with Highway 58 and adjacent businesses. Motorists who use the ramp will be detoured north on Highway 52 to the Highway 60 west exit, where they can return to Highway 52 south to the Highway 58 exit. The bridge remains open. The ramp closure could change if inclement weather occurs. MnDOT will provide updates if weather changes plans.

UPDATE: Southbound Hwy 100 ramp closure to 50th St/Vernon Ave postponed to April 24

The ramp from southbound Hwy 100 to 50th St/Vernon Ave. will close Mon, April 24 through Fri, April 28, 8a-4p daily

Ramp closure details
The planned ramp closure from**southbound Hwy 100 to 50th St/Vernon Ave.for today (4/20) and tomorrow (4/21) has been postponed.
*”UPDATE:”*” “The ramp from southbound Hwy 100 to 50th St/Vernon Ave. will now close *”Mon, April 24 through Fri, April 28″* from 8 a.m-4 p.m. daily while crews add lighting and prepare to paint the recently constructed noise wall.

Upcoming closures along I-94 from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center

I-94 between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center: 2017 construction

Closure details
Several closures will be coming up along I-94 between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. Plan ahead and know your route.
Lane closure
* 10 p.m. Fri, May 5 until 5 a.m. Mon, May 8, southbound Hwy 252 between I-694 to I-94 will be reduced to a single lane
Road closure
* Beginning early Mon, May 8, southbound Hwy 252 will close at I-94 for work on the westbound I-94 bridge. A bypass will take I-94 traffic around the bridge. The work is anticipated to last for two months.
Ramp closures
* *Wed, April 19:* 3rd St. to westbound I-94 will be reduced to one lane through mid-May * *Mon, April 24:*Westbound I-94 to Hennepin/Lyndale Avenues will be closed through Wed, May 3 * *Mon, April 24: *Bothwestbound I-94 to southbound Lyndale Ave. and4th Ave. to westbound I-94 will be closed through Mon, May 8 * *Mon, May 1:*Shingle Creek Pkwy to westbound I-94/I-694 and westbound I-94/I-694 to Shingle Creek Pkwy will be closed through Mon, May 15
“Note: The State Patrol will be enforcing the 60 mph speed limit throughout the work zone. Please drive with care for your safety and the safety of the work crews.”
Ramp opening
* TheHennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. to eastbound I-94 will open tomorrow, Wed, April 19.

Watch for upcoming ramp closure

short-term ramp closure this week along Hwy 100:
The ramp from southbound Hwy 100 to 50th St/Vernon Ave. will close Thu, April 20 and again Fri, April 21 from 8 a.m-4 p.m. each day while crews add lighting and prepare to paint the recently constructed noise wall.

Hwy 371 construction has begun

Hwy 371 from Nisswa to Jenkins: 2016-2017 construction

Spring has sprung, the final season of Hwy 371 construction has begun
Spring is in the air and crews have returned to complete the new Hwy 371 four-lane road between Nisswa and Jenkins.
One of the major construction events of 2017 will be when crews open the new Hwy 371/Pequot Lakes interchange. The new interchange will provide safe, easy access to Pequot Lakes, CR 11 and other local roads and attractions. Well be sure to keep you up to date on the interchanges opening, and other events and project news, as details become available.
Heres what you can expect in the coming days and weeks:
* Expect to encounter crews, heavy trucks and equipment, occasional lane closures, flaggers and other traffic changes along Hwy 371. Be prepared to slow down, navigate well, stop if necessary and always give crews plenty of room to work safely. * As always, all businesses and residences will remain accessible at all times. * County Road 16 at Hwy 371 near Jenkins is temporarily closed. Also, CR 145 at CR 16 in Jenkins is temporarily closed. Both roads are scheduled to open by May 12.

* Hwy 371 at Cullen Brook, just north of downtown Nisswa, will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers allowing one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone, for about two hours on Tuesday, April 18. * Hwy 371 in Nisswa is now one lane in each direction; all four new lanes will open in fall, 2017. * The Hwy 371/CR 18 intersection is open and provides easy access to downtown Nisswa from both directions of Hwy 371. * The northbound Hwy 371/Nisswa Avenue intersection in Nisswa will remain right-in/right-out until further notice. To access southbound Hwy 371 from Nisswa, use the Hwy 371/CR 18 intersection.

Traffic impacts begin April 17 on Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project near Ely

Hwy 1/169 near Eagles Nest: 2017-2018 construction

Traffic impacts begin April 17 on Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project near Ely
Motorists may be temporarily stopped on Hwy 169 in the Eagles Nest Lake Area west of Ely beginning April 17 as rock blasting begins for the highway reconstruction project. Large trucks will be hauling blasted material on and off the highway and motorists are asked to drive with caution in the work zone.
Beginning April 24, motorists will encounter multiple flagging operations and should be prepared to stop.
The $16.4 million Eagles Nest Lake Area Reconstruction Project will:

New ramp closures on I-94 from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center

I-94 between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center: 2017 construction

Ramp closure details
Ramp work continues on the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project. We have an additional ramp closure:
* Starting Wed, April 19 through mid-May, the 3rd St. ramp to westbound I-94 will be reduced to one lane
There are several ramps already closed and several that will continue to close through April. Make sure to check the project website for complete details on all closures.
New lane closure also begins
Starting Thu, April 20, through Mon, May 8, southbound Hwy 252 will be reduced to one lane from eastbound I-694 to eastbound I-94. This will remain in place until southbound Hwy 252 closes at I-94 on Mon, May 8.