A busy stretch of interstate in the east metro is closed this weekend as crews take down a couple of bridges. I-35E between I-94 in downtown St. Paul, Minn. and Highway 36 in Little Canada, Minn. closed Friday evening and will reopen Monday. Crews are tearing down the Larpenteur Avenue and Gateway State Trail bridges.
Just a few hours of light snow Friday was enough to set off a chain reaction pile-up on Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities. The accident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-35 at County Road 50 near Lakeville, Minn.
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:
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.
Officials say Highway Patrol troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota have made 188 arrests and issued 522 warnings during a joint enforcement operation on a stretch of Interstate 90.
If you have plans this weekend, you may want to leave early. Some parts of the metro’s busiest stretches of interstate are shut down. I-35W is closed northbound in heart of the metro, and I-94 is closed westbound.
A multiple-car crash on I-94 at 49th Avenue in Minneapolis has killed at least three, and injured others, according to the state patrol. The accident has also blocked traffic on I-94.
Get ready for major delays if you’re driving on Interstate 94 between Clearwater and St. Cloud.
It’s among the oldest stretches of interstate in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and at 124,000 vehicles traveling the beltway each day, Interstate 694 is also among the area’s most heavily traveled.
A multi-car accident involving several commercial vehicles closed Interstate 35W in Burnsville for several hours, while officials worked to clear the scene.
A third teen has died from injuries he suffered during a rear-end collision on I-94 in Wisconsin last week. Zach Zajec died on Monday.