Weekend closure of I-35W in Bloomington and Richfield begins August 4
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will close I-35W in both directions in Bloomington and Richfield through 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 7.
Starting at 10:00 p.m. Friday, August 4 through 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, southbound I-35W will be closed between Highway 62 and 106th St. All southbound ramps between Highway 62 and 106th St. will also be closed. This is the last of three weekend closures of southbound I-35W between I-494 and I-35E as part of the I-35W in Bloomington project .
Beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, northbound I-35W will be closed through 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 7 Northbound I-35W between 106th St. and I-494 will also be closed overnight from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6. These northbound closures are necessary so crews on the I-494 Edina to Richfield project can build bridge piers in the median of I-35W, complete utility work, and begin permanent ramp construction.
While these closures are in place, motorists using northbound I-35W will be detoured to I-35E to Hwy 77 to Hwy 62. Motorists traveling on southbound I-35W will be detoured to I-494 to Hwy 77 to the I-35E/I-35W split.
After the weekend closure, the ramp from southbound I-35W to westbound I-494 will remain closed through November for permanent ramp construction as part of the I-494 Edina to Richfield project . The local detour will be the cloverleaf ramps (southbound I-35W to eastbound I-494, eastbound I-494 to northbound I-35W, northbound I-35W to westbound I-494). The regional detour will be westbound Hwy 62 to southbound Hwy 100 to westbound I-494.
Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destination. All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather and schedule permitting and subject to change. MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, and slowdown in work zones where workers are present.