Lane Closures Planned On I-35W For Dike Building

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials will close lanes on northbound Interstate 35-W in Burnsville at 8:30 p.m. Thursday while crews construct a temporary dike on the east side of the freeway.

The roadway will be reduced to a single lane through 2:30 a.m. Friday between Cliff Road and Black Dog Road.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the exit to Black Dog Road from northbound 35W will close at 8:30 p.m. and remain closed until high water on the Minnesota River recedes.

MnDOT says motorists will also experience delays on eastbound Highway 101 in Savage overnight as crews construct a temporary barrier to protect it from the rising Minnesota River.

Officials earlier closed the Highway 101 and Highway 41 bridges at Shakopee and Jordan, respectively, cutting off two busy commuter routes.

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