Additional time information for downtown detour routes

Six routes that are currently on detour in Minneapolis have been departing downtown faster than before the detour took effect on July 8, according to timing conducted by MVTA staff the past two weeks.

The routes on detour out of downtown in the afternoon are 464, 470, 472, 476, 478 and 479.

The construction-relief detour was designed to provide relief on Marquette Avenue and improve trip times on detoured routes. 

Based on the timing studies, additional timepoints have been added for the last boarding stop downtown (see below).

All the detoured trip start times start outside of the Gateway Ramp at 4th Avenue and 3rd Street. (There is no boarding inside the Gateway Ramp).

Boarding locations for all detoured routes include:

  • 4th Avenue/3rd Street
  • 4th Avenue/5th Street
  • 4th Avenue/ 7th Street
  • 3rd Avenue/ 11th Street

Customers are advised to arrive at boarding locations by the trip start time and that the buses cannot hold anywhere along the route. Trip times may fluctuate due to weather, events and traffic incidents downtown.

MVTA appreciates your patience as we seek additional ways to avoid downtown traffic delays.

For more information, contact MVTA Customer Service at 952-882-7500 or email


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