Top 10 Twin Cities road projects

  • Graphic by: RAY GRUMNEY
  • Updated: March 27, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The state plans 87 projects in the Twin Cities area and 193 projects outstate. Here are the top ten projects for the 7-county metro area.

1. I-694

Location: Hwy 10 and Hwy 51
Description: Reconstruct interchange and bridges, realign roads
Total Cost: $42.5 million
2013 Cost: $17.5 million
Date: Sept. 2011-Nov 2013
Impact: Long-term ramp closures, lane closures, roadway closures
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/694expand/

2. I-694

Location: Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center to I-35W in Arden Hills
Description: Resurface road, repair pavement, construct guardrail, replace bridge decks and repair drainage
Total Cost: $21 million
Date: June-Sept 2013
Impact: Weekend closures, daily night and weekend lane closures
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/694west/

3. Hwy 169

Location: 77th Avenue in Brooklyn Park to Hwy. 55 in Golden Valley
Description: Resurface road, repair pavement, construct guardrail, and repair drainage
Total Cost: $12.2 million
Date: May-Sept 2013
Impact: Weekly evening lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full road closures of northbound and southbound lanes (not at the same time) on weekends.

4. Hwy. 169

Location: 9 Mile Creek in Edina; Excelsior Blvd, 3rd Ave and 2nd St in Hopkins; south of Cedar Lake Rd in St. Louis Park
Description: Replace and repair bridge decks and storm sewers
Total Cost: $3.53 million
Date: May-Sept 2013
Impact: Single-lane traffic.
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/169bridge/

5. Hwy. 169, Bloomington Ferry Bridge

Location: Hwy 101 in Shakopee to Pioneer Trl in Bloomington and Eden Prairie
Description: Replace and repair bridge
Total Cost: $5.06 million
Date: July-fall 2013
Impact: Temporary lane closures, detours, single-lane traffic, delays
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/169bloomington/

6. I-494

Location: 34th Ave S to France Ave in Bloomington
Description: Resurface road, construct auxiliary lane at Portland Ave and improve drainage
Total Cost: $16.64 million
Date: April-Fall 2013
Impact: Overnight and weekend lane closures
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494richfield/

7. I-35E

Location: I-35E/I-35W split in Burnsville to Cliff Rd in Eagan
Description: Replace bridge deck, paint bridge, repair concrete pavement, construct guardrail
Total Cost: $7.5 million
Date: April-Aug 2013
Impact: Temporary lane closures, single lane restrictions, 35E SB closure during May, detours
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35eelkotoeagan/

8. Hwy. 36

Location: Hwy. 36 at English Street
Description: Replace traffic signal with full interchange and upgrades to bike trails and surrounding streets and repair bridge decks
Total Cost: $17.3 million
Date: May-Sept 2013
Impact: Bridge closures, lane closures, one or two weekend full-road closures of I-94 and I-35W, detours
More Information: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy36maplewood/

9. I-94

Location: Portland Ave and Park Ave bridges over I-35W in Mpls
Description: Replace and repair bridge decks
Total Cost: $4.67 million
Date: May-Sept 2013
Impact: Bridge closures, lane closures, one or two weekend full-road closures of I-94 and I-35W, detours

10. Hwy 52

Location: Plato Blvd to I-94 in Saint Paul
Description: Replace Lafayette Bridge, repair and modify bridges, approaches and ramps
Total Cost: $130.4 million
2013 Cost: $25 million
Date: March 2011-June 2016
Impact: Vehicles over 35 feet not allowed April 15-Nov 2013
More Information: mndot.gov/lafayettebridge/