More I-94, light rail closures this weekend


Transportation officials announced more major closures this weekend for Interstate 94 and the Metro Transit light rail for ongoing maintenance. Don't get screwed on a nasty detour if you can avoid it ahead of time.

Check out the closure list below.


Last weekend, the westbound lanes of I-94 were closed, but this weekend expect closures on east I-94.

From 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, all eastbound lanes will be closed between I-694 and Hwy. 55 in Minneapolis. Overpasses along that route being repainted: Broadway Avenue, 26th Avenue, 41st Avenue, 42nd Avenue, and Soo Line Railroad.

Several ramps to east I-94 will also be closed: I-694 eastbound and westbound to I-94 eastbound; Shingle Creek Parkway to I-94 eastbound; Hwy. 252 southbound to I-94 eastbound; 51st Avenue to I-94 eastbound; Dowling Avenue to I-94 eastbound; Broadway Avenue to I-94 eastbound.

The scheduled detour will be Hwy. 169 south to I-394 east.


Some of the light rail service will be down this weekend for more construction and maintenance. The trains will not run between the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue station and the Fort Snelling station from 11 p.m. Friday till 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Buses will replace trains between those stations.

The Franklin Avenue and 46th Street stations will close earlier Friday morning. Starting at 9 a.m., trains will not stop at those stations and riders will have to go to the nearest stop and take one of the Route 55 buses.

For more information about rail closures, call the Metro Transit hotline at 612.373.3333, option 6.