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Diffley Road Closed Eastbound over Cedar Avenue. June 20th at 5 AM through June 26th.

For Routes: 440, 444, 475, 491

Jun 19th, 2018 8:32 am

MnDot will be conducting bridge work on Diffley Road (Eastbound lanes only) over Cedar Avenue for approximately 7 days.  

Following stops will close and passengers are directed to Cedar Grove Transit Station.

  • Nicols Road at Diffley Road NE corner
  • Nicols Road at Sapphire Lane SE corner

Route Options for Apple Valley Riders

For Route: 477

Jun 11th, 2018 9:00 am

We've recently received calls from riders suggesting we add service to Route 477, as some of these trips are standing-room-only. As much as we'd love to add service to all of the MVTA routes with high ridership, we do have limited resources.

Route 477 offers express service to and from Minneapolis, with some trips serving Palomino Hills Park & Ride. But... Did you know that express service is also available from other locations near Apple Valley Transit Station?

If Route 477 works best for you, great! If you have some flexibility, or if one of these alternative options works for you, that's great, too! 

Route 476 provides express service from 140th/McAndrews - Gardenview - Pennock and Palomino Hills P&R, bypassing AVTS.

Some variations of Route 476 serve 142nd/Pilot Knob, 140th/Johnny Cake Ridge Road and 132nd/Galaxie.

Route 478 serves Rosemount, beginning at 140th St/Diamond Path, then Rosemount Transit Station.

Route 479 begins at 157th/Galaxie, then 157th/Flagstaff and 157th Street Station.

Questions about which route may be a good option for your commute? Contact MVTA Customer Service at (952) 882-7500 or email us at

We appreciate your feedback and your ridership!

35W Ramp Closures Begin June 8 - EXPECT DELAYS.

For Routes: 460, 464, 465, 470, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 491, 492

Jun 8th, 2018 8:45 am

Beginning the evening of June 8, the ramps in/out of Downtown Minneapolis via 35W will be closed. Details can be found here.

MVTA buses will detoured using 31st Street and Park/Portland. MVTA bus stops in Downtown will remain the same. The Lake Street stop will be closed.

Major delays are expected, and MVTA's detours will utilize transit advantages to make your commute as efficient as possible. 

MVTA Express Routes will continue to operate based on their regularly-scheduled departure times. However, travel times will increase and we strongly urge riders to plan accordingly. 

Lake Street will not be served during this construction project. Riders who currently use Lake Street as a transfer point will need to use alternative routing to reach their destinations. Alternative transfer points may include Downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America, or South Bloomington Transit Center. Please visit our Lake Street page for more information.

Please contact MVTA Customer Service at (952) 882-7500 or Metro Transit at (612) 373-3333 for assistance in planning your commute.

Riders wishing to avoid the 35W Corridor may take advantage of local routes that connect to the Blue Line Train. The following routes offer connections to the Blue Line:

Apple Valley: Red Line Burnsville: Route 444  Route 495  Eagan: Route 446  Route 444  Savage: Route 444  Shakopee: Route 495 

McAndrews Construction May 31- Sept 2018

For Route: 478

May 25th, 2018 9:07 am

The reconstruction of McAndrews Road between Pilot Knob Road and Hwy 3 will begin on 5/31 and is scheduled to end September of 2018.

Buses will Detour as follows:


478 Northbound:

Regular on Highway 3, left on Connemara Trail west, right on Diamond Path Road, right on Pilot Knob Road, left on McAndrews Road and back to regular.

 478 Southbound:

Regular on McAndrews Road, right on Diamond Path Road, left Connemara Trail West, right on Highway 3 and back to regular.

Vernon Ave Closure through August

For Route: 421

May 3rd, 2018 8:11 am

Vernon Ave is undergoing reconstruction between County Road 42 and McColl Drive and will be closed through August. 

Detour as follows:


Bus will travel regular on County Road 42 then continue past Vernon to Dakota Avenue, right on Dakota Avenue, right on McColl Drive and then back to regular