Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 5, 2017

Updated: I-35W weekend closure between Burnsville and Bloomington begins July 7

Roseville, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 35W between Burnsville and Bloomington will encounter a road closure and detour beginning Friday, July 7, weather permitting.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 7 northbound I-35W will close between the I-35/I-35E/I-35W split and I-494. Motorists should follow the signed detour using I-35E, Cedar Avenue/Highway 77 and I-494 in order to bypass the closure.

At that same time, southbound I-35W will fully close between I-494 and 90th Street and remain a single lane southbound between 90th Street and the I-35/I-35E/I35W merge in Burnsville. Motorists should use I-494, Cedar Avenue/Highway 77 and I-35E to bypass the closure.

Crews will begin closing the I-35W ramps at 8 p.m. Friday, July 7, in order to prepare for the hard closure at 10 p.m.

All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 10.

In order to minimize impacts to travelers MnDOT construction will be working on several locations of I-35W during the closure including:

  • Milling and paving northbound I-35W at McAndrews Road in Burnsville
  • Removing the 86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington
  • Removing a portion of the 82nd Street bridge deck over I-35W in Bloomington

In addition to the construction work on I-35W, MnDOT maintenance crews will take advantage of the road closure by conducting other maintenance activities in an area that is usually hard to access.

For more details about the I-35W and 86th Street project visit the project website http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wand86thstreetbridge/

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.