Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 6, 2016

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Overnight lane and road closures scheduled on Interstate 35E in Vadnais Heights on May 12

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter overnight lane closures on both directions of Interstate 35E at Highway 96 in the northeast Twin Cities Metro area on Thursday, May 12.

Beginning at 10 p.m. northbound I-35E at Highway 96 in Vadnais Heights will be reduced to a single lane with motorists being detoured up and down the Highway 96 ramps.

Also at 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, motorists on southbound I-35E will encounter intermittent road closures lasting 15 minutes as crew set each bridge beam.

Highway 96 to southbound I-35E will remain open however motorists should expect delays from the longer than usual signal period which is needed to complete the work.

Crews expect to complete this work by 5 a.m. Friday, May 13.

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

The lane closures are part of the two-year I-35E Goose Lake Road and Highway 96 road resurfacing project. In addition to resurfacing, the work includes widening the road, re-decking and widening the Highway 96 bridge, replacing the I-35E bridges over Goose Lake Road, updating drainage, repairing guardrail and constructing a trail. The work is expected to be complete by December 2016.

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

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

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