Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 29, 2016

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Weekend lane closures on I-35E at Highway 96 in the northeast metro scheduled Apr. 1

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter single lane traffic on Interstate 35E in White Bear Lake this weekend.

Beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 1, both directions of I-35E at Highway 96 will be reduced to a single lane.  Northbound and Southbound I-35E traffic will be diverted in a single lane up then down the Highway 96 ramps and back onto I-35E. The lane closures are needed as crews remove the Highway 96 bridge deck. The lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 4.

The work is part of a two-year project, which includes replacing the I-35E bridges over Goose Lake Road resurfacing and widening the road, re-decking and widening the Highway 96 bridge, updating drainage, repairing or replacing guardrail, and constructing a trail. All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project, but motorists should expect delays and long detours. The work is expected to be complete by November 2016. 

For more information visit the project’s web site:  mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35vadnaisheights/

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and slowdown in work zones.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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