Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 27, 2018

Please note: Detour correction/date change

Weekend closure of southbound Interstate 35E scheduled in Columbus and Vadnais Heights for joint repair work Sept. 28-Oct. 1

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Southbound Interstate 35E will close on Friday, Sept. 28 through the morning of Monday, Oct. 1 to repair rough concrete pavement joints on the interstate between the I-35E/I-35W split in Columbus and Ramsey County Road 96 in Vadnais Heights, weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28th, MnDOT will start closing ramps along the southbound interstate. The southbound roadway will close at 8 p.m. During the closure, there will be no access to the southbound interstate in the project area. Motorists will be able to reach northbound I-35E and roadways will remain open across I-35E.

Southbound I-35E motorists will be directed to follow the posted detour of southbound I-35W, eastbound Hwy 10, eastbound I-694 to I-35E.

If all goes as planned, the highway will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1.

The concrete pavement joints in this area were created when the old blacktop surface was removed and replaced with a nine-inch concrete surface in 2011.

For information on 2018 MnDOT construction projects, please visit www.mndot.gov. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.