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METRO Orange Line Construction

METRO Orange Line Construction

Knox Avenue Transitway Construction


Traffic Impacts 


Eastbound I-494: the right two lanes will be closed between Penn Avenue and I-35W from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday Dec. 3 to Friday Dec. 4 for welding work

  • Penn Avenue ramp to eastbound I-494 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday Dec. 3 to Friday Dec. 4 for welding work


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.

Know avenue tunnel view looking south.
Knox avenue view south
Northbound birdseye view

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.