Lane closures on 22-mile stretch of I-35 in southeast Minnesota start this week

Lane closures will be in place until early November.
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Motorists in southeast Minnesota have been warned to expect delays and traffic backups as repair work starts on I-35 this week.

MnDOT crews will begin pavement repairs this Wednesday on a 22-mile stretch of the interstate between Faribault and Elko New Market, south of the Twin Cities.

The work is expected to last until early November, and will require closing one lane in both directions during this time.

"Average daily traffic volumes along this stretch of I-35 range from 33,500 to 41,000 vehicles, which means traffic delays and backups are likely especially during key commuting hours in the mornings and afternoons," MnDOT said on Monday.

"Weekend traffic backups are also likely," it added.

The department is advising commuters to leave earlier for work or seek alternate routes.

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