Current Projects Near the Fairgrounds

  • MnDOT is currently repairing the concrete pavement on and resurfacing Snelling Avenue (Hwy. 51) between Como Avenue and Hwy. 36. In both the northbound and southbound directions, traffic will be restricted to one lane. This project is expected to be completed before the 2017 Minnesota State Fair begins.
  • Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 p.m., through Monday, Aug. 28 at 5 a.m., westbound I-94 from Highway 55 to I-94/I-694 will be closed. The suggested detour is to exit off westbound I-94 to westbound I-394. Then take northbound Hwy. 169 to I-94.

For the most current traffic and weather-related driving conditions on state highways, visit

You can also visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation website for information on traffic detours, maps and other details about construction projects currently underway.