Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 6, 2013

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I-35W weekend closure scheduled to begin August 9


(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists will encounter a detour and possible delays on southbound I-35W beginning Friday, Aug. 9.

At 10 p.m. I-35W between Hwy 13 and the I-35/35W/I-35E split will close as crews paint several bridges spanning the roadway.

All lanes on I-35W are scheduled to open by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour using I-494 and southbound I-35E in order to bypass the closure.
In addition, northbound I-35 will be a single lane between County Road 50 and the I-35/35W/35E split beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9.  The northbound I-35 and County Road 46 ramps also will close.

Both the lane and ramps are scheduled to re-open by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

All work is weather permitting.

This work is part of a larger project repairing concrete and other improvements along I-35 and  I-35E. To sign up for the project’s e-mail updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35eelkotoeagan/

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


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