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May 12, 2021

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Southbound I-35W in Bloomington, Burnsville closing May 14-17

Northbound I-35W closing between the Burnsville Split, I-494 May 21-24

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 35W between Bloomington and Burnsville will encounter a full closure starting Friday, May 14.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 14 southbound I-35W will close between I-494 in Bloomington and Highway 13 in Burnsville. The following ramps also will close at 9 p.m.:

  • Westbound I-494 to southbound I-35W
  • Eastbound I-494 to southbound I-35W
  • Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 82nd Street
  • Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 90th Street
  • Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 94th Street
  • Southbound I-35W ramps to/from 98th Street
  • Southbound I-35W to 106th Street
  • Southbound I-35W ramps to/from Black Dog Road
  • Southbound I-35W ramps to/from Cliff Road

Motorists should follow the signed detour using I-494, Highway 77 and I-35E or find alternate routes to bypass the closure.

The ramp from Penn Avenue to eastbound I-494 also will be closed for the weekend to allow crews the necessary space to close the ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound I-35W. The posted detour will use American Boulevard West and Lyndale Avenue to eastbound I-494.

All southbound I-35W lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 17.

Northbound I-35W and all associated entrance and exit ramps within the area will remain open.

These road and ramp closure are part of a multiyear project to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge between Burnsville and Bloomington. The work will include reconstructing the I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River and 106th Street, replacing pavement from Cliff Road to 106th Street and constructing a trail between Black Dog Road and Lyndale Avenue.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.