Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 26, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 36 lane restrictions in Lake Elmo begins tonight

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays when both directions of Highway 36 are reduced to a single lane between I-694 and Demontreville Trail at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

The lane closures are necessary as crews install pipe under Highway 36 as part of the Highway 36/Hilton Trail reconstruction project.

The lane reduction was delayed due to inclement weather.

Crews will work on one side of the roadway at a time. All eastbound and westbound traffic will utilize one side of the road in a single lane in each direction while crews work on the opposite side.

Additionally, Highway 36 motorists will not be able to make left turns in or out of Hilton Trial and Viking Drive during this closure.

All lanes will re-open by 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, weather permitting.

When completed in fall 2013, the $13.8 million reconstruction project will improve safety and traffic flow on Highway 36, Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail while reducing the amount of through traffic cutting through residential areas.

For more information about the project, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy36pinesprings/.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slowdown in workzones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

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