Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 30, 2016

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Resurfacing of I-35W begins July 5 between Highway 36 in Roseville and I-694 in Arden Hills

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Resurfacing of three-and-a-half miles of Interstate 35W between Highway 36 in Roseville and I-694 in Arden Hills begins Tuesday, July 5.

During the six-week project, motorists will encounter overnight lane and ramp closures in each direction of the interstate from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday nights through Saturday mornings. Work begins on the northbound lanes for approximately two weeks and will then switch to the southbound lanes for two weeks. A schedule of the lane and ramp closures can be found at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wardenhills/. The list will be updated weekly. Drivers should use alternate routes to avoid congestion.

In addition to the nightly closures, I-35W will be completely closed two weekends (one for each direction). Tentative dates for the closures are:

  • Northbound I-35W: 10 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 6 a.m. Monday, July 18
  • Southbound I-35W: 10 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1

During the weekend closures, traffic will detour on I-694, I-35E and Highway 36.
Work is expected to be completed by mid-August, weather permitting.

Resurfacing the interstate extends the life of the highway and saves money while providing smoother and more reliable transportation for Twin Cities’ travelers.

For information about the I-35W resurfacing project and a detailed schedule of lane and ramp closures, please visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wardenhills/. Real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota is available at www.511mn.org.

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