Another weekend closure coming to I-35W in Minneapolis

The 5-mile stretch from I-94 to Hwy. 62 will be closed.
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An early heads up for those of you with weekend plans, a 5-mile stretch of I-35W will be closed in Minneapolis.

The busy interstate will shut down between I-94 south of Minneapolis to Hwy. 62 in Richfield, starting at 10 p.m. on Friday before re-opening at 5 a.m. Monday.

Detours will take drivers via Hwy. 62, Hwy. 100 and I-394, though drivers will still be able to get onto southbound I-35W at 46th Street.

It's the latest closure associated with the major construction project on I-35W at I-94 that started in August 2017 and will last until 2021.

It will eventually see the creation of a new transit hub at I-35W and Lake Street, as well as replacement of pavement and bridges along the stretch of I-35W south of Minneapolis, and improved ramps at the interchange with I-94.

But it's one of five major projects happening on I-35W and I-35 between Burnsville in the south and Rush City in the north, which will make life difficult for anyone heading north to lake country during the summer months.

These other projects include the construction of MNPass lanes between Roseville and Lino Lakes, the reconstruction of the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge in Burnsville, and resurfacing around the I-35 split.

This weekend's closures could lead to delays for those heading downtown for the Twins home series against the Baltimore Orioles, so taking the light rail or buses might be a better alternative.

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