Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 26, 2013

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Southbound I-35E closure begins May 3

30-day closure for bridge re-decking begins

ROSEVILLE, Minn. –  Motorists will encounter delays and a detour as southbound I-35E closes between County Road 42 and the I-35/35W/35E split at 10 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Southbound I-35E will be open by June 2.

A signed detour will direct motorists to westbound Interstate 494 and southbound Interstate 35W in order to bypass the closure.  The road will remain closed for up to 30 days as crews re-deck the bridge spanning I-35W.

In addition, northbound I-35W will close between the I-35/35W/3E split and County Road 42 at 10 p.m. May, 3 and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday May 6.  A signed detour will direct motorists to northbound I-35E.

Southbound I-35W will close between County Road 42 and the I35/35W/35E split at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and reopen by 7 a.m. Sunday, May 5 as crews remove the deck for the I-35E Bridge spanning the roadway.  The detour will direct motorists to I-35 using Buck Hill Road and Crystal Lake Road.

To sign up for the project’s Email Updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35eelkotoeagan/

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