PTS News & Alerts

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:

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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:

University of Minnesota Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) invites you to join us for our Annual Transportation Fair on Tuesday, September 7 - the first day of fall semester classes - in front of Coffman Union.

Thousands of students, faculty, and staff visit this event each year to ask questions about all modes of transportation: busing, biking, walking, carpooling and driving.  Learn more about:

  • Traveling to campus from the city or the suburbs
  • Getting around on campus
  • Exploring the Twin Cities
  • Going home to neighboring states

This is an excellent opportunity to talk to experts about specific transportation questions, concerns and opportunities.


  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Minneapolis East Bank Campus, Coffman Memorial Union Front Plaza

We hope to see you at this year’s Transportation Fair!

MNDOT has announced two closures of I-35W entrance ramps.
- I-35W south entrance ramp from University Avenue SE will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, August 28 to 11 a.m. Sunday, August 29.
- I-35W north entrance ramp from Washington Avenue SE will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday, August 28 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 30.
For a map of these roadway impacts and for additional road construction and traffic impacts, view the PTS Construction Impacts Map.

The Minnesota State Fair is Thursday, August 26 - Monday, September 6. During this time, traffic will increase and parking may be tight. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate parking and transportation during this time. Visit our PTS State Fair Page for details.