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May 19, 2012



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Interstate 35E/County Road J ramp reopens early

I-35E resurfacing/concrete rehab nears completion in the north metro



ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Interstate 35E motorists will once again experience reconnected access to County Road J in the northern metro area as the ramp reopened earlier today.

The I-35E/County Road J ramp was schedule to reopen on Monday, May 21.

Crews continue to resurface I-35E between County Road 96 in White Bear Lake and the northern I-35/I-35E/I-35W junction in Columbus. The County Road J ramp was the remaining ramp to close and reopen on this project.

Northbound I-35E may reopen to two lanes by as early as May 25. Southbound I-35E will remain a single lane through approximately June 4 as crews remove traffic control and apply permanent pavement markings.

The goals of this project are to reconstruct I-35E between Columbus and White Bear Lake. It includes extending the life of the pavement by removing the existing blacktop and replacing it with a new concrete overlay and improving ride quality. The project will also replaces the box culvert carrying Clearwater Creek beneath I-35E.


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