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August 5, 2021

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Westbound I-94 weekend closure begins Friday evening, Aug. 6

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – As work continues on the 12th Street ramp to westbound Interstate 94 near downtown St. Paul, westbound I-94 will close and be detoured between St. Peter Street and Marion Street beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. During the weekend closure, construction crews will remove the ornamental railing from the 12th Street ramp bridge.

At the same time, the ramp from southbound I-35E to westbound I-94 also will close, although traffic will still be able to continue south on I-35E. And motorists also will be able to get onto the westbound interstate from Marion Street.

During the closure, traffic will follow a signed detour north on I-35E, west on Hwy 36 and then south on Hwy 280 to reach westbound I-94.
The westbound interstate will remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9.

REMINDER: Eastbound and westbound I-94 are restricted to two lanes between St. Peter Street and Western Avenue until early November. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays. As work continues this summer, motorists will encounter additional lane and ramp closures through this area. A two-year project to repair and resurface Interstate 94 between Western Avenue and Mounds Boulevard and Interstate 35E between I-94 north and University Avenue in St. Paul began Sunday evening, July 18, 2021.

The project is being carried out in three stages during the next two construction seasons. Construction will continue next year on I-94 between Marion Street and I-35E, from spring through mid-summer 2022. The final stage will complete work on I-94 from I-35E to Mounds Boulevard and run from mid-summer through fall 2022. Both stages next year will include work on I-35E between I-94 and University Avenue.

In addition to repairs and resurfacing, work also includes resurfacing ramps and frontage roads along I-94, repairing drainage and upgrading storm sewers, bridge rehabilitation work as well as repairing sidewalks and upgrading pedestrian sidewalks and approaches to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards. 
When completed in the fall of 2022, the project will provide a smoother, longer-lasting road surface, improve safety and mobility along the corridor and upgrade pedestrian/bicycle accessibility.
For more information, please visit the I-94&I-35E in St. Paul project webpage.