Expect big slowdowns on I-35W as crews try to protect against flooding

The right lane is closed on a portion of the interstate in Burnsville.
Author:
Publish date:

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews are currently working on building a dike to protect against flooding on the northbound side of Interstate 35W in Burnsville. 

The right lane is closed between Cliff Road and Black Dog Road and will remain closed until about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

That means bigger delays than normal, especially during the afternoon rush. 

Here's a look at MnDOT's traffic map from 11 a.m., showing slowdowns beginning around Burnsville Parkway before easing up a little bit north of Cliff Road. 

Next Up

Grand casino

Grand Casino celebrates 30th anniversary with more than cake

Hundreds of thousands of winning dollars are on the table.

Brodd defense witness

As defense starts, expert argues Chauvin's use of force was reasonable

Use-of-force expert Barry Brodd testified on behalf of the defense.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball

Minnehaha Academy produces back-to-back award winners for the second time in state history.

Byron Buxton

Red Sox out-slug Twins in chilly matinee

Bobby Dalbec hit two RBI doubles to hand the Twins their third straight loss.

Governor Tim Walz

As CDC urges Michigan to shut down, Gov. Walz watches closely

Walz says there are no imminent plans to dial back.

ambulance

Man, 26, collapses and dies at event center shortly after altercation

The incident was reported Saturday night in Stearns County.

Allina Crossroads Campus

Allina Health will reopen Buffalo clinic after fatal mass shooting

A timeline about when the clinic will reopen hasn't been released.

Related

Expect weekend delays, detours on I-94 east, I-35W

Road construction may snarl traffic this weekend, as all eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 close for crews to lay pavement between Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue and Highway 280 in Minneapolis. Interstate 35W in Arden Hills is closed in both directions between Interstate 694 and Highway 10 so crews can demolish the old County 10 Bridge. The closures continue through early Monday morning.

Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 6.40.17 AM

Man killed in I-694 crash on Sunday identified

The crash temporarily closed the northbound lanes of the interstate.

I-35W south closes this weekend, then a big reopening on Monday

Commuters who take 35W northbound into Minneapolis will be pleased.

Driver killed in crash between semis on I-35W in Burnsville

The crash happened just south of the Burnsville Parkway exit.

Screen Shot 2021-04-06 at 8.00.18 PM

Downed power lines close I-35W in Burnsville Tuesday night

Both directions will be closed for an extended period of time.

Plan around weekend roadwork on I-94, I-494, I-35W

Soon enough, the only thing that'll slow you down will be snow and ice.

road construction (1)

A portion of I-35W will close this weekend in the Twin Cities metro

Both directions of the interstate between Highway 62 and I-94 will be closed this weekend.