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MnDOT Delays Weekend Closure Of I-494

MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.

10/18/2013

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Patrol: Car Hits Portable Message Board In Fatal Accident

The state patrol is investigating a fatal one-car accident in Anoka County after it crashed into a portable message board on the passenger’s side. Passenger Peggy Koecher, 48, of Stacy, Minn., died after the car veered off the right side of the road around 7 p.m. on Tuesday while traveling northbound on I-35W at County Road 14.

09/24/2013

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I-694 & I-494 Closures Challenge Weekend Drivers

If you’re heading out Saturday morning, start planning your detour. Some big freeway closures will likely cause backups and headaches. In the New Brighton/Shoreview area, eastbound Interstate 694 between I-35W and Lexington Avenue is closed. And in Bloomington, I-494 eastbound is closed between Highway 100 and 35W.

09/06/2013

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Four Months Later, Portland Ave. Bridge Re-Opens On Friday

After four months of construction, the Portland Avenue Bridge, spanning I-94 and I-35W, is set to re-open at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.Portland Avenue between East 16th Street and East 17th Street will re-open. The direction of traffic on Portland Avenue between East 18th Street and East 19th Street will revert to the pre-construction direction.

08/20/2013

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Traffic Alert: Hwy 13 Bridge Over 35W Staying Closed

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.

08/18/2013

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Hwy 13 Ramp To I-35W In Burnsville Closed Due To Damage

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has closed the ramp from Highway 13 to northbound Interstate 35W after damage was discovered by crews who were painting the ramp bridge. MnDOT says the closure is a precautionary measure and will allow inspectors to assess damage and determine what repairs are needed.

08/17/2013

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MnDOT: Hectic Traffic On I-35 In Lakeville

It’s in your best interest to steer clear of I-35 northbound in Lakeville on Friday, according to MnDOT. Traffic backups are estimated to be six miles and increasing as the northbound lanes of the interstate are currently restricted to a single lane of traffic between County Road 50 and the I-35E/I-35W split in Burnsville during construction.

08/09/2013

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Road Work Hampers Highway 62, 169 and I-35W This 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.

07/27/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Use Cloverleaf Interchanges On Roads?

We’ve all seen the traffic camera shot of a tractor-trailer sprawled out on the highway after trying to take a cloverleaf curve. So, that had WCCO-TV viewer Adam Portner wondering: Why do we use cloverleaf interchanges on interstates?

06/20/2013

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Crash Slows Traffic On I-35W In Bloomington

A Friday afternoon crash has slowed northbound lanes on I-35W near 82nd Street in Bloomington. Details on the accident, have yet to emerge, but traffic is down to just two lanes.

05/24/2013

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Major Traffic Changes Ahead On I-694 Projects In Arden Hills

Major traffic switches are planned throughout the weekend as construction activity winds down for the season on the Interstate 694 North Central Projects in Arden Hills.

11/16/2012

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35W Bridge Collapse Artifacts Stay Out Of Sight

To remember the collapse of a busy Minnesota highway bridge, state historians preserved items they thought would vividly convey the chaotic scene that unfolded back in 2007: a battered Interstate 35W sign, an emergency worker’s shirt, the back door of a school bus that young survivors used to escape.

07/31/2012

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5 Years Later: 35W Bridge Collapse Survivor Pens Novel

This Wednesday will mark five years since the 35W Bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour.

07/29/2012

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Part Of 35W To Close Over The Weekend

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.

06/06/2012

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Eastbound I-94 Closure Canceled

Due to cold and wet weather, the closure of eastbound I-94 in Minneapolis between I-35W and Highway 280 that was scheduled for April 27-30 has been canceled. The eastbound I-94 closure will be rescheduled for a later date this spring.

04/27/2012

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