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Upcoming Road Construction Projects Impact Bus Routes

For Routes: 420, 421, 426, 436, 437, 438, 440, 442, 444, 445, 446, 460, 464, 465, 470, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 484, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 495, 497, 499, RED

Feb 14th, 2017 8:31 am

It's Minnesota, and with our beautiful Spring season comes Construction season! Here are some road projects currently in the planning stages. We'll keep you posted with details as they develop.

County Road 42 Bridge over 35W:  Full closure Westbound County Rd 42

Begins 4/17/17, scheduled to reopen on 5/22/17. 

Routes Affected: 442, 464, 491, 492

County Road 42 Bridge over 35W: Full closure Eastbound County Rd 42

Begins 5/22/17, scheduled to reopen on 6/21/17

Routes Affected: 442, 464, 491, 492

County Road 42 at Hwy 52 interchange:  Full closure of both WB and EB County Rd 42 at Highway 52 (rebuild overhead 52 bridge and widen Co. Rd 42) 

This is expected to start in April, detour likely May though November. 

Route Affected: 484 from Rosemount

Downtown Minneapolis: Eastbound Washington Ave: Reconstruction

This is expected to begin in March, lasting through November. 

Routes Affected: All downtown express runs

St. Paul: Reconstruct Wabasha Street between Plato Blvd and Filmore Ave (south side of Wabasha St. bridge). 

Expected to start in May through November. 

Route Affected: 484 from Rosemount


Hwy 110/55 work conducted by MnDot

Expected to start Summer 2017

Route Affected: 446

Diffley Bridge over Cedar Ave: 

Upcoming, No time frame yet. MVTA will keep Riders posted as we receive information from MnDOT concerning this project.

Parking Lot Changes at Palomino Hills Park & Ride

For Routes: 440, 476, 477, 480

Jan 26th, 2017 10:52 am


Effective February 1, 2017 Lot 1A (North Lot) will be reserved for Christus Victor Church Parking Only.

MVTA Riders may continue to park in the remaining lots (Lot 1B, Lot 2 and MVTA Property).

Vehicles parked in the lot marked Church Parking Only may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Please be aware that this change reduces the number of parking spaces available to MVTA Riders; please plan accordingly.

Questions? Please contact MVTA at (952) 882-7500.

Upcoming Route Changes Effective February 18, 2017

For Routes: 440, 490, 491, 495, 497, 499

Jan 19th, 2017 4:48 pm

Upcoming Changes to MVTA Routes Effective February 18, 2017

Routes 460, 465, 470, 475, 477 and 480 will operate a Reduced Weekday schedule on Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 20) and Good Friday (April 14). All other routes will operate regular weekday service.

Route 440 Southbound will have an added trip departing VA Medical Center at 3:31 pm on weekdays.

Route 490: Addition of a Flag Stop along County Road 21 between County Road 82 and Raspberry Ridge Road

Route 491: Routing revision: NB trips will continue past Boone Ave. until 126th St.  SB trips will turn onto S Frontage Road off of 126th Street. Trips will continue to operate as flag stop along Frontage Road.

Route 495: WB trips departing MOA at 4:54 and 5:54 will begin at 4:55 and 5:56 a.m.

Route 497: EB trips will serve St. Francis Hospital (after Marschall/4th, before ending at Marschall Road Transit Station). Riders wishing to travel westbound should board this eastbound trip and transfer to WB bus at Marschall Road Transit Station.

Route 499: Will no longer serve St. Francis Hospital (Hospital will instead be served by Eastbound Route 497)

Highway 169 Closure: Detours, Longer Trip Times, Bus Stop Closures in Minneapolis

For Routes: 490, 493

Dec 9th, 2016 9:30 am

Effective January 23, MnDOT will begin the reconstruction of the Nine Mile Creek bridge along Highway 169 thus closing it to all motorists through October 2017.  Buses will be re-routed to use Highway 13 and 35W during this closure. Delays are expected, so please plan accordingly.

Due to the revised routing, the following stops will be CLOSED beginning January 23:

Northbound Stop Closures: 12th Street at Hennepin, Yale and Nicollet Mall (The first passenger stop will be at 2nd Avenue @ 10th Street)

Southbound Stop Closure: 11th Street at Harmon Place (Buses will instead pick up riders on Marquette Ave at 11th Street, Bus Stop C)