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METRO Orange Line Construction

METRO Orange Line Construction

Knox Avenue Transitway Construction 

  • Crews continue to work on the north end of the underpass pouring tunnel roof sections and installing piles in Richfield. Expect noise Wednesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 11.


Traffic Impacts

I-494 West overnight lane reduction 

  • I-494 West is reduced to one lane between I-35W & Penn Ave. 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Wednesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 11.  

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

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.