The Robert Street bridge in downtown St. Paul, which spans Interstates 94 and 35E, closed on Monday for scheduled repairs and resurfacing and will not reopen until late May.
Signed diversions into Jackson, 12th, and Cedar streets were announced by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The two-year I-94 rehabilitation project began last summer, with resurfacing work on I-94 between Western Avenue and Mounds Boulevard and I-35E between I-94 and University Avenue in St. Paul taking place in three sections from west to east.
Last November, the first section, which ran from Western Avenue to Marion Street, was finished.
The project also involves restoring drainage and improving storm sewer systems, resurfacing ramps and frontage roads along I-94, and rebuilding bridges and renovating sidewalks to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act’s criteria.
Select lane closures on I-94 between Marion Street and I-35E began on April 18 in both directions. The ramps from 12th Street to southbound I-35E and westbound I-94 are closed until mid-May. Ramps from westbound I-94 to Marion Street and southbound I-35E to westbound I-94 will be blocked until early June.