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Aug. 19, 2022

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Concrete pavement repair begins next week on I-35W from Blaine to Columbus

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A six-week project to repair concrete pavement on I- 35W between Lexington Avenue in Blaine through Lino Lakes to I-35 at the I-35W/I-35E split in Columbus begins early next week.

Repairs will begin around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 on the northbound lanes of the interstate. Work will be carried out daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., wrapping up at 12 noon on each Friday for the next two weeks. During the work, the interstate will be restricted to a single lane 24 hours a day.

Once repairs are completed on the northbound side of the interstate, crews will shift to southbound I-35W in the same area at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. Work on the southbound lanes will continue each week from 9 a.m. on Mondays through 6 p.m. on Saturdays for the following four weeks, through Saturday, Oct. 1.

During the project, motorists will encounter a single lane of traffic 24 hours a day each week on the side of the interstate being repaired. Traffic restrictions will be lifted after work is done each week.

This section of the interstate was last resurfaced around 2000. When completed in early October, the project will provide a smoother, longer-lasting road surface, along with improving safety and mobility along the corridor