This project was part of a larger initiative by MnDOT to reconstruct TH 35W from 36th St. to TH 94 in Minneapolis. Specifically, this project was to develop the maintenance of traffic (MOT) to support the roadway reconstruction project.

Isthmus led the design of the 30+ detour routes on the project. This included local and regional detours to aid the traveling public while certain sections of the project were under reconstruction. The detours included both vehicular and pedestrian routes. Special sign panels were created utilizing SignCAD for guidance to travelers in certain areas where additional destination information was needed due to the detours.

MnDOT Project Page:


  • Staging & Traffic Control



Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation

District Location: MnDOT Metro

Year of Completion: Under Construction

Approximate Total Project Cost Through Construction: $239,000,000

MnDOT Project Number: S.P. 2782-327

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