Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Oct. 25, 2019

Southbound I-35 concrete repairs completed from Elko New Market to Faribault

FARIBAULT, Minn. – Southbound Interstate 35 concrete pavement repairs were completed Friday, Oct. 25 between Elko New Market and Faribault, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Lane closures on southbound I-35 were removed Friday afternoon. Work continues on the northbound lanes, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 2, weather permitting.

The concrete pavement repairs require closing one lane of traffic, so crews can replace the damaged concrete panels and failed joints in that lane, while also allowing traffic to continue on the road.

Average daily traffic volumes along this stretch of I-35 range from 33,500 to 41,000 vehicles, which means traffic delays and backups are likely especially during key commuting hours in the mornings and afternoons. Weekend traffic backups are also likely.