Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.
Heading out this weekend? You’re going to want to double check this list of road closures and construction projects in the metro area. The following are projects that may affect travel:
MnDOT’s urging drivers to plan ahead this weekend due to several road construction projects around the metro. Highway projects include work on Highway 10 between West Main Street/Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue.
The State Patrol is investigating a serious crash at 35W and County Road 10 Thursday afternoon.
The ramp to northbound 35W and County Road 10 was closed in Mounds View, creating a backup of more than five miles after a rollover accident ejected a 17-year-old from St. Paul. The condition of the teenager isn’t known.
Expect delays in both directions as I-35E in Burnsville will be reduced to a single lane as crews repair concrete pavement, MnDOT said. The work is between the I-35/35W/35E split and Cedar Avenue. One-lane traffic begins at midnight on Friday, June 14, and won’t open back up until mid-July.
A multi-car accident involving several commercial vehicles closed Interstate 35W in Burnsville for several hours, while officials worked to clear the scene.
A 51-year-old Fridley man is dead after getting hit by a car Friday evening on the southbound lane of 35W at 66th Street in Richfield, the State Patrol said.
The new photo exhibit at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis is marking the fifth anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse.
This Wednesday will mark five years since the 35W Bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour.
The wives of two construction killed on Interstate 35W thought they’d get closure Wednesday. Instead, they learned the man accused of crashing into their husbands wants to go to trial.
A portion of Interstate 35W will be closed over the weekend as crews work to demolish the Highway 10 bridges in the north metro area.
Two people are in the hospital after flipping their car on a major highway.
Four years ago on Aug. 1, 2007, Julie Graves was on a school bus with 52 children, who were returning from a field trip, when the I-35W bridge gave out from under them.
Two men in a white van took police on a high speed chase down I-35W Friday afternoon after police interrupted a drug deal involving a large amount of heroin.