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News Release
Aug. 19, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Southbound I-35E/Maryland Avenue ramps to open late Aug. 20


ST. PAUL, Minn. —The ramp from southbound I-35E to Maryland Avenue and the ramp from Maryland Avenue to southbound I-35E will reopen by 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20.


Crews over the weekend used an automated machine called a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) to move the new Maryland Avenue Bridge into position. The two 1,300-ton spans, built alongside I-35E, were moved into place using this new construction technology.


Both directions of Interstate 35E between Hwy 36 and I-94 reopened late on Aug. 18.


MnDOT has posted a time-lapse view of the move on its web site at


More information about he I-35E Maryland Avenue Bridge project is available at









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