Full Third Avenue bridge closure begins January 2021

The Third Avenue Bridge will fully close to traffic in January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternate routes across the river during this time.


Curious about the work that’s being done and the detour routes to get you around construction? Visit the project webpage to learn more about the schedule, impacts to your commute, rehabilitation and preservation efforts, and what the bridge will look like when the work is done.

Want to talk with the team?

Live virtual meetings are being planned for Thu, Nov. 12 and Tue, Nov. 17. Visit the Meetings page for more information then mark your calendar. Email us at connect@thirdavebridgeclosure.com to submit questions ahead of time.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

More about this project

The historic Third Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls, which opened in 1918, is in need of significant repairs. The bridge carries Third and Central avenues, which are part of Hwy 65.
Construction began in May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in August 2023. There will be a full closure of the bridge from January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternative routes across the river during this time. Dates and details will be provided closer to the bridge closure.
For more information, visit the project webpage. To contact the project team email connect@thirdavebridgeclosure.com or call the project hotline at 612-547-7968.