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METRO Orange Line Construction

METRO Orange Line Construction

Knox Avenue Transitway Construction 

Traffic Impacts

Ramp closure

I-35W/I-494 Interchange: Southbound I-35W to westbound I-494 ramp

  • Closed Thursday, Oct. 17 – Thursday, Nov. 7 for utility construction 

Detour

Westbound Highway 62 to southbound Highway 100 to I-494 (PDF)

Local Access

Local access is available from 76th Street and 82nd Street to Penn Avenue (PDF)


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.