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I-94 closure between Highway 280 and I-35E July 24-27

I-94 in Saint Paul will be closed for the weekend between Highway 280 and I-35E beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 24 for work on the Dale Street reconstruction project.

All I-94 entrance and exit ramps between Highway 280 and I-35E will also be closed - including those at Cretin Avenue/Vandalia Street, Snelling Avenue, Pascal Street, Hamline Avenue, Lexington Parkway and Marion Street.

I-94 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 27.

Dale Street – including the bridge over I-94 – will remain open.

Reconstruction enters phase two

The Dale Street reconstruction project is entering phase two, with work shifting to the west (southbound) side of the road and bridge. On July 22, traffic will switch from the east (northbound) side of Dale Street to the west (southbound) side between Iglehart Avenue and University Avenue. The new east side of the road will open to traffic with one lane in each direction. Traffic will remain on the east side of the road through late fall.

Bridge removal and overnight work

During the closure, crews will remove the west (southbound) side of the existing Dale Street bridge over I-94.

There will be loud hammering, beeping and other typical construction sounds overnight and throughout the weekend. 


Eastbound motorists will be detoured on northbound Highway 280 to eastbound Highway 36 to southbound I-35E to I-94.

Westbound motorists will be detoured on northbound I-35E to westbound Highway 36 to Southbound Highway 280 to I-94.

Motorists should plan ahead for additional travel time and use an alternate route when possible.

I-94/I-494/I-694 interchange closure

In addition to the I-94 closure at Dale Street, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will close the I-94/I-494/I-694 interchange in Woodbury and Oakdale from 8 p.m. Friday, July 24 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27.

During the closure, crews will remove a temporary bridge crossing I-94. Motorists should follow the signed detour on Tamarack Road or 10th Street.

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:01 p.m.