The Highway 13 bridge over I-35W in Burnsville was supposed to be closed this weekend but it’ll now stay closed until crews can ensure its safe. That’ll put a kink in south metro traffic to begin the work week. The bridge was just having scheduled painting done, but crews noticed some damage and MnDOT decided to repair it.
It appears we are right smack dab in the middle of our least favorite season in Minnesota — construction. As such, a number of road construction projects will tangle up traffic through the weekend.
There are three potential headaches awaiting motorists in the metro this weekend. A section of Highway 62 — between Highway 100 and 35W — is closed in both directions for the weekend, as crews are demolishing the Penn Avenue Bridge. The closure will last until 5 Monday morning, and detours are posted.
By this time in the season, we’re used to seeing construction cones and detours. Starting Sunday, there’ll be some new changes along 35E. According to MnDOT, crews will shift north and southbound traffic on the freeway between Cedar Avenue and the 35 split. It’ll be single lane, head-to-head traffic for the next two weeks. During that same time, 35-E ramps to County Road 11.
It’s the beginning of road closure time in the Twin Cities. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect delays both directions on I-494 between Highway 100 and Penn Avenue.
A construction project is causing so much pain for drivers in Wisconsin, that they’re actually breaking the law to get around it.
Road construction is going to cause some major headaches after 10 p.m. Friday, when all eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 close between Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue and Highway 280 in Minneapolis as crews lay down pavement.
Motorists will face delays and detours when a part of eastbound Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center closes down.
Major traffic interruptions are planned for this weekend in the Twin Cities.
Several detours on Twin Cities freeways this weekend.