Eastbound Highway 5 between 494 and Davern St. in St. Paul is now closed through mid-July. Also watch for lane restrictions and ramp closures at the 35E/494 interchange and in the surrounding area.
Additional Travel Impacts
Traveling to, from or around the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport this year? Plan ahead—improvements will soon be underway. Major construction will be taking place as crews work to better the quality and safety on your route. Highway 5 (between 494 and Highway 62) will have closures and detours from April until October.
Let us help you plan your approach to make your trip as smooth as possible. Wherever you’re headed, our up-to-date map shows road closures and route changes that you’ll want to know about before you drive. Bookmark this site, and stay connected for updates
Road construction that changes how you get to and from MSP Airport
A full construction season of Highway 5 closures
Detours that will add time to your trip, even if there are fewer vehicles on the road
Bridge and ramp work that impacts the routes where Highways 5/55/62 meet
Additional bridge and ramp work east of MSP Airport at 494/35E
Use the control panel of the map below to see the closures and detours. All dates are subject to change. For alternate formats of this information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or reference the accessible, printable versions of the following maps:
From April to October, everyone will need to plan ahead to find the best route around the airport. That means air travelers, commuters, shippers, delivery drivers, shuttles, ride-hailing services, visitors and people traveling to and from St. Paul.
Click the icon below that best represents your travel needs. We’ll cover what to expect, and recommend a plan for your approach.
You’ll only be able to travel to (and from) the airport in one direction due to Highway 5 closures and detours.
511mn.org provides real-time traffic impacts on freeways and highways across the state – including the area around the airport.
Whether people are coming to you for business or leisure, road work may affect the experience.
Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Use the METRO Blue Line for essential trips only. See the latest schedule information at metrotransit.org.
If your arrival time isn’t flexible, you may need to catch an earlier bus. Route 54 buses, with service between the airport and St. Paul, are adjusting most routes to minimize schedule impacts during construction.
Highway 5 closures and detours will add extra time to your drive through the area or to nearby destinations. The longest delays are expected during peak weekday travel times.
Sign up to receive project email updates to get the latest traffic impacts, and bookmark this site to stay up-to-date.
Just visiting? Check 511mn.org and navigation apps to see real-time traffic impacts, and give yourself plenty of time to travel to your destination.
The Snelling Lake Trail, which runs parallel with eastbound Highway 5 in Fort Snelling State Park, will be closed one month to complete drainage work down the bluff. Trail users will use Snelling Lake Road to bypass the closed trail section. Sign up to receive project email updates so you know in advance when the trail closure happens.
If you travel through St. Paul using Highway 5, or live/work nearby, you’ll be impacted by construction. Highway 5 closures and detours will affect access to and from St. Paul. Plan extra time for your commute, and know your route before you hit the road.
Detour routes are carefully planned to reroute traffic on highways. Our goal is to preserve city streets that aren’t designed to handle highway traffic.
For more information about other road or lane closures in Saint Paul, visit the City’s website at www.stpaul.gov/roadclosures.
If the planned closures affect your drive, visit the map to view detour routes.
Frequently travel on Highway 5? Sign up to receive project email updates and bookmark this site to stay up-to-date.
If you're traveling by bus, and your arrival time isn’t flexible, you may need to catch an earlier one. Route 54 buses, with service between the airport and St. Paul, are adjusting most routes to minimize schedule impacts during construction.
Businesses near the airport may be affected by road construction. We want to help you plan ahead to minimize impacts on your employees and customers.
Not sure how to plan for travel impacts? We have ideas to help you prepare, and we’re here if you need additional support! Email us at email@example.com.
Check 511mn.org to see real-time road conditions, travel delays, and live highway cameras
See transit options and up-to-date schedule information at metrotransit.org
Visit mspairport.com for terminal, parking and security wait time information