Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 24, 2018

Northbound Interstate 35W near the I-35E flyover in Lino Lakes reduced to single lane through Sept. 26

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Due to emergency maintenance work, the northbound Interstate 35W in Lino Lakes is currently reduced to a single lane closure near the Interstate 35W/35E split. Afternoon rush hour traffic will be impacted, as the northbound restrictions are anticipated to continue through the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26. The short-term closures are needed to allow crews to work safely near the flyover bridge.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange; and replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a smoother surface and better ride quality, safety and traffic flow improvements at the Highway 97 interchange, and area drainage improvements.

Major construction for the project is anticipated to occur in 2018 and 2019. Motorists should anticipate long-term lane closures during each year of construction. Please plan ahead, know your route and check 511 and the project website for updates: mndot.gov/metro/projects/35linolakes

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