Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 15, 2019

Northbound I-35 reduced to single lane of traffic on Nov. 18

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on northbound Interstate 35 between the I-35W/I35E split in Lino Lakes and Highway 97 in Columbus as crews shift traffic on Monday, Nov. 18, weather permitting. The lane closures are expected to occur from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Once the traffic shift is completed, all lane restrictions will be removed on northbound I-35W, I-35E or I-35 and motorists will be using the newly paved lanes.

Traffic delays and backups are expected during the traffic shift. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

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;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Highway 97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

Major construction for the project is expected to continue through fall 2019. Motorists should anticipate long-term lane closures during each year of construction. Check 511 for real-time traffic updates: www.511mn.org