West Bank Skyway
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West Bank Skyway
219 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
From the South
After passing I-94, watch for signs directing you to the U of M/3rd Street exit. Follow the East Bank sign. Merge onto Washington Avenue. Before you cross the Mississippi River you will pass under the West Bank Skyway. (To park, turn on Cedar Avenue before you pass the West Bank Skyway.)
From the North
Take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. Turn left on University Avenue and head toward the East Bank. Turn right onto Oak Street, then right onto Washington Avenue. Follow Washington Avenue across the river. Once you have crossed the river, you will pass under the West Bank Skyway.
From the East and West
Take the Huron Boulevard exit from I-94 (north exit only). Turn left onto Washington Ave. Follow Washington Avenue across the river. Once you have crossed the river, you will pass under the West Bank Skyway.
From the skyway take Washington Avenue to the Cedar Avenue exit. Take a right onto Cedar and follow it to Washington Ave. Take a right onto Washington Avenue and follow it straight onto 2nd Street, where you will see the parking lot on your right.
19th Avenue Ramp
From the skyway take Washington Avenue to the Cedar Avenue exit. Take a left onto Cedar Avenue. Follow Cedar Avenue to 3rd Street and take a left. You will see the ramp on your right.
21st Avenue Ramp
From the skyway take Washington Avenue to the Cedar Avenue exit. Take a left onto Cedar Avenue. Follow Cedar Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Take a left onto Riverside Avenue. Follow Riverside Avenue to 20th Avenue. Take a left on to 20th avenue and you will see the ramp on your right.
The University of Minnesota offers free campus shuttles between the West Bank, East Bank, and St. Paul campuses. Check the Parking and Transportation Services website for shuttle schedules.
From the East Bank
Shuttles depart in front of the Coffman Memorial Union on Washington Ave. Trip time to the West Bank is approximately 5 minutes.
From the St. Paul Campus
Shuttles depart in front of the St. Paul Student Center on Buford Ave. Trip time to the West Bank is approximately 20 minutes.
Departing West Bank
Shuttles depart on Washington Avenue in front of Blegen Hall.
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West Bank Skyway Services
The Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus location for grab-n-go breakfast and lunch items.
West Bank Skyway Food & Drink
Gopher Express is your convenient on-campus option for meals, snacks and beverages on-the-go. This convenience store offers many vegan, gluten-free and organic food options, as well as craveable classic snacks and soft drinks.