METRO Orange Line Construction
Knox Avenue Transitway Construction
- The ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound I-35W will be closed overnight Monday, April 12, 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 to move crane equipment.
- The detour is eastbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 100 to southbound I-35W
- The ramp from Penn Avenue to eastbound I-494 will also be closed Monday, April 12, 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 13.
- The detour is northbound Penn Ave to eastbound 76th Street to southbound Lyndale to eastbound I-494
I-494 and Knox Avenue Transitway under construction Oct. 2020 looking south
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.