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Construction on Hwy. 5 near MSP Airport to begin April 8

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) employees who travel to and from Terminal 1 may want to visit in advance of the start of construction on Hwy. 5 near MSP, which is scheduled to begin April 8 at 9 a.m.

The website, developed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) – the lead agency heading up the six-month project – includes an interactive map that provides alternate routes depending on the direction from which you are coming.

Below is the general schedule for the project:

  • April to July: Eastbound Hwy. 5 from I-494 to the St. Paul border – just across the Mississippi River bridge – will shut down completely. All motorists will be rerouted to approach from the West.
  • July to August: Additional closures will occur on the interchanges between Hwy. 5 and Hwy. 62. Eastbound Hwy. 5 will remain closed during this time, with detours routing motorists to the Westbound lanes.

  • August to October: Westbound Hwy. 5 will be closed between Hwys. 55 and I-494. All motorists will be rerouted to approach from the East.

The following two documents provide a detailed overview of both the overall project and alternative routes for the upcoming April 8 closure:

While vehicle traffic around MSP has dropped significantly, due to fewer people flying because of the COVID-19 virus, anyone coming to MSP during this time – including airport employees – will need to add extra time to their commute.

View the following resources to learn more about the Hwy. 5 construction project: