BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — Drivers in the south metro will want to pack patience for their drive to work starting Monday.

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will begin a new project Monday morning on I-35W that stretches from the Burnsville Parkway to the I-35E split.

They’ll be resurfacing the highway to make way for the new MnPASS and Smart Lane systems.

This is one of the busiest stretches of I-35 during rush hour and MnDOT says there will usually be two lanes open to traffic.

The project is slated to be completed this fall.

Comments (5)
  1. Really? says:

    This project would be done in four to six weeks if the construction workers didn’t stand around smoking cigarettes for half the day.

  2. Marie says:

    they cant really help it, there is alot of waiting involved in some types of construction work..and if they finished their work that fast,that would mean they would be on unemployment 9 months out of the year instead of 6..

  3. @Marie says:

    Actually it means they would get more work done for our tax dollars and it wouldn’t cost $100 million to resurface a road, it might only cost $50 million.
    Numberous instances of county and state workers “stretching” the lenght of a job out to twice the length of time it should take.

  4. Gunny says:

    Marie and Raelly? must be thinking of the Lowry bridge that started three two years (or so) ago.

  5. Gunny says:

    TWO years ago! Geez I need a bigger screen, can;t proffread what I’m writing. LOL

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