MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Drivers should find alternative routes to access Black Dog Road from Interstate 35W in Burnsville this Sunday, as northbound ramps will be closed due to high water.

I-35W northbound ramps at Black Dog Road in Burnsville will be closed due to flooding from the Minnesota River beginning Sunday, March 24, at 8 p.m. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the ramps may close before 8 p.m. if water rises earlier than predicted.

Crews had already planned to close the ramps to complete work as part of the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge replacement project. Once the ramps closed Sunday, they will remain closed through early fall.

It is illegal to travel in an area when a road or ramp is closed, and drivers can be fined up to $1,000 or spend 90 days in jail.

For up-to-date travel information, visit MnDOT’s website.