I-35W Northbound Entrance Ramp From Washington Ave. Closed Sept. 18
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 16:01

On Saturday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the entrance ramp to I-35W northbound from Washington Avenue SE will be closed for road maintenance work. 

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Here are several upcoming traffic impacts and road closures around campus: 

  • Thursday, Oct. 14 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15: 

    • I-94 west will be closed between Highway 280 and 25th Avenue South for MnDOT painting the 25th Avenue bridge. 

    • Huron Boulevard I-94 west on-ramp will also be closed.

  • October 14 - 27:

    • East River Road will be fully closed to vehicles and bicycles between Pillsbury Drive and the metered parking lot between Campbell Hall (formerly Institute of Child Development building) and Elliott Hall (see map).  This is for the Campbell Hall CPM project.  Thru traffic: use Pleasant Street as detour. 

  • October 21 - 25:

    • East River Road will be fully closed to vehicles and bicycles between Arlington Street and the metered parking lot between Campbell Hall (formerly Institute of Child Development building) and Elliott Hall (see map).   During this time period, all vehicle and bicycle access to/from that metered parking lot, the Education Sciences Building, and the Dinkytown Greenway will be via the parking lot driveway from Pillsbury Drive.  This is for an FM roofing project at Elliott Hall.   Thru traffic: use Pleasant St as detour.

  • November 2 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 

    • South 4th Street will be closed between 20th Avenue South and 21st Avenue South (West Bank) for a crane pick at Rarig Center.  If weather is not favorable on November 2, the backup date is November 3.  Both the Carlson School and the Rarig Center loading docks will be inaccessible and areas will be blocked off for bikes and pedestrians during the crane work.   Thru traffic: use Riverside Avenue and 21st Avenue as detour route. 

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Crews are preparing to sweep streets across Minneapolis in October and November to clean the streets before winter to keep leaves and debris out of the storm drains and ending up in our lakes and rivers as much as possible.

Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb-to-curb sweeping and leaf collection on streets throughout the city on Tuesday, Oct. 19. During the four weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, crews will clean about 1,000 miles of city streets.

To make sure crews can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of cars when they’re swept. The first signs will be posted Monday, Oct. 18, and sweeping will begin the next day. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow posted parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.

Learn more about fall street sweeping and how to find out when your street is scheduled for sweeping.

On Tuesday, September 28 from noon until 4 p.m., join a Lyft Scooter event behind Coffman Memorial Union by Yudof Hall. 

Attendees can try out scooters for free, learn scooter safety, pick up helmet giveaways, and sign up for Nice Ride For All (many students eligible for discounted membership).

The 2021 Homecoming Parade is on Friday, September 24. University Avenue is closed between 10th Ave and Oak St by 6 p.m. for the parade.

With the closure of University Avenue and other pre-parade staging activities, this annual event will have an effect on access to some parking facilities.


Lot 42/43 contract parkers

  • You must enter or exit these lots before approximately 6 p.m. or after 8 p.m. 
  • An alternative location is the 4th Street Ramp (be sure to exit the ramp before 7 a.m. on Saturday). 

Church Street Garage public parkers and Northrop and Nolte Garage contract parkers 

  • University Avenue closes by 6 p.m. for the parade.
  • It will NOT be possible to cross University Avenue during the parade. 
  • If you plan to exit or enter these garages between approximately 6 and 8 p.m., it will be necessary to detour around the event. Our recommendation is to take Pillsbury to Harvard to Fulton to Huron to get to I-94 or to take Pillsbury to Pleasant to Washington to get to I-35.  See map

University Avenue Ramp public and contract parkers

  • Between 6 and 8 p.m., it will NOT be possible to ENTER the University Avenue Ramp. During this time, drivers will be able to EXIT using the bus lane and going south on Walnut Street to Beacon Street. From there, take Beacon to Harvard to Pillsbury to Pleasant to Washington to get to I-35 OR you can use Beacon to Harvard to Fulton to Huron to get to I-94.  View a campus map.
  • If you need to arrive on campus during University Avenue’s closure (6-8 p.m.), we encourage you to use your typical reciprocal parking privileges to park in the 4th Street Ramp or Washington Avenue Ramp as an alternative.
Campus Bus Riders After 6 p.m. on Friday, September 24

University Avenue Circulator

  • Route detours to 8th Street, south on 15th Avenue, and east on 5th Street
  • Three bus stops are closed: Sanford, 15th & University, and Rec Sports stops
  • Catch the bus at McNamara during the detour

Campus Connector

  • Route detours to 4th Street to I-35W
  • Two bus stops are closed: Jones-Eddy Circle and Bruininks
  • Catch the bus at the northeast corner of the intersection at 14th Avenue & 4th Street

On Saturday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the entrance ramp to I-35W northbound from Washington Avenue SE will be closed for road maintenance work. 

I-94 west will be closed between Highway 280 and 25th Avenue S beginning Wednesday, September 15 through Wednesday, October 6 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night, including weekends, for MnDOT repairs to the 25th Avenue bridge.  The Huron Boulevard I-94 west on-ramp will also be closed.

For the sixth year, Move Minneapolis celebrates World Car-Free Day - a day to imagine transportation without being dependent on the automobile. Move Minneapolis presents Car-Free MSP 2021 with three days of virtual and in-person events September 21 – 23. Learn more:  https://moveminneapolis.org/car-free-msp/

On Monday September 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., join a Bird Scooter event at the Superblock in the north meter parking lot (between Centennial and Territorial Halls). 

Attendees can try out scooters for free and win helmets.

On Wednesday, September 8, come see electric cars, an electric motorcycle, an electric bicycle, an electric lawnmower, a solar boat AND MORE. Meet owners. Ask questions. IDRIVE event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Coffman Union and Washington Avenue. Learn more:  z.umn.edu/idrive