35W construction open houses May 21, May 24

The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation will meet community members this week to discuss construction on Interstate 35W.

The “[email protected]: Downtown to Crosstown” project involves the recent closure of the I-35W northbound ramp to westbound I-94, which will remain closed through the fall of 2021. The ramp will be completely reconstructed, and when it’s finished, vehicles will merge onto the left side of the freeway, a move aimed to reduce congestion.

More project closures:

— 26th Street bridge will close in early June through fall 2018

— 24th Street pedestrian bridge will close in early June through fall 2021

— 38th Street bridge remains closed through early August

— Franklin Avenue bridge to reopen this summer

The first open house is Monday, May 21 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Center for Changing Lives, located at 2400 Park Ave.

The second open house is Thursday, May 24 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Whittier Elementary School, located at 315 W. 26th St.

“Coffee with the contractor” is Wednesday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St.

For more information, visit dot.state.mn.us/35w94.

For bus route impacts, visit metrotransit.org/35W.