MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The drive along Interstate 35E in the southeastern metro will get a lot smoother starting Thursday.

Crews are resurfacing I-35E between Lone Oak Rd. and West 7th St.

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MnDOT crews have to close some ramps and stretches of the highway while they work. The closures will affect drivers in Eagan and St. Paul.

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Lanes and ramps will be closed intermittently during non-peak hours, but all lanes of I-35E will be open by Nov. 1, 2011.

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