METRO Orange Line Construction
Knox Avenue Transitway Construction
What’s new this week?
Overnight work on I-494 to install traffic barriers Wed, Aug. 7 – morning of Sat, Aug. 10.
Overnight work (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) Wed Aug. 7 – Sat, Aug. 10
- I-494: Eastbound from York Avenue to Lyndale Avenue reduced to single lane
- I-494: Westbound from York Avenue to Lyndale Avenue reduced to single lane
10 p.m. Wed, Aug. 7 through 5 a.m. Thurs, Aug. 8
- Penn Avenue to Eastbound I-494 ramp is CLOSED
10 p.m. Thurs, Aug. 8 through 5 a.m. Fri, Aug. 8
- Southbound I-35W to westbound I-494 ramp is CLOSED
About this Project
A transitway will be built along Knox Avenue, beneath I-494, to connect the Knox Ave. & 76th St. and Knox Ave. & American Blvd. stations. Along with transit-only lanes, the Knox Avenue transitway will include a multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Knox Avenue Transitway will make the trip between I-35W & 98th St. and I-35W & 66th St. stations 45-55% faster than current conditions on Route 535.
I-35W Construction: Ride it out with us!
The Orange Line's I-35W & Lake Street Station and the 12th Street Transit Ramp are now under construction are part of MnDOT's four-year 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project.