Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.
Drivers all around the metro area may encounter some delays and detours this weekend, and for St. Paul drivers, for the next couple of months. Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, both directions of I-35E will shut down between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada, Minn.
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.
If you have travel plans for Labor Day weekend, be prepared for a little traffic. MnDOT Director of Communications Kevin Gutknecht says there won’t be any construction going on, but the road work areas will still mean road closures and slower speed limits. “There are a number of work zones that folks may encounter during their holiday weekend travel,” Gutknecht said. “Work zones can still be dangerous places, so folks should slow down, take their time and proceed cautiously.”
Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.
A number of roads will be closing later this week as construction crews begin working on resurfacing projects around the Twin Cities. MnDOT says that the first of eight week’s worth of delays and detours will affect motorists using Highway 169.
Metro area motorists should get ready for some major delays getting to, or from, downtown Minneapolis this weekend, from any direction. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut down sections of Interstates 35W and 94 for bridge work and other maintenance.
If you’re going to be driving around Minneapolis this weekend, prepare to sit in traffic and have plenty of patience as some major road closures will affect the area.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is alerting Twin Cities motorists that there will be short-term lane closures along part of Interstate 94 starting on Thursday night.
Multiple lanes of Interstate 94 and ramps of Interstate 35E will close in the downtown St. Paul commons area Wednesday night for light-rail-related construction, the Department of Transportation says.
Be aware if you’re driving around the Twin Cities metro this weekend, you could be in for some headaches on the road. The latest series of road closures will affect several areas around the metro.
Get ready for yet another weekend of major road closures across the Twin Cities metro.
Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.
It’s going to be another busy weekend for road construction, which means more closures are on the way for Twin Cities highways.
Drive with patience this weekend as you make your way around the Twin Cities. There are a few major road projects and motorists should expect detours and delays.