Weekend roadwork could make for big delays in the Twin Cities

Be mindful of where work is being done and consider alternate routes.
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Plan accordingly or you might be spending too much time stuck in an idling vehicle instead of getting outside and enjoying what's supposed to be a rather ideal weather weekend. 

There's potential for significant traffic delays in the metro this weekend as there will be closures on Interstate 35W and Interstate 94. The list of construction projects continues to grow as summer nears, and this weekend is going to be loaded with orange cones. 

4 projects on I-35W

First up, I-35W southbound will be reduced to two lanes from downtown Minneapolis to 43rd St. through fall 2019, and the northbound lanes will be reduced to three lanes – and the MnPASS lane – from 43rd St. to downtown until fall 2021. 

Both directions of I-35W will be closed from Hwy. 62 to downtown Minneapolis from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday. 

Further north, I-35W will have lane reductions from Hwy. 10 in Mounds View to County Road E2 in Arden Hills, in addition to periodic lane closures between Hwy. 36 in Roseville to Sunset Ave. in Lino Lakes. Traffic could be stopped for 15 minutes at a time to allow utility work to get done.

Go a bit further north and you'll find that northbound I-35W is down to a single lane near the I-35W/I-35E split, and there will be random lane closures in both directions from the I-35 split to Hwy. 8. 

To the south, I-35W northbound will close at 10 p.m. Friday from the I-35W/I-35E split in Burnsville to I-494 in Bloomington. That stretch of interstate will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 3. The detour to take motorists to I-35E, Hwy. 77 and I-494. 

Interstate 94 construction

In Woodbury, both directions of I-94 will close at the I-694/I-494 interchange from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. The westbound detour will incorporate northbound I-694 and southbound I-35E, while the eastbound detour will use I-494 and Tamarack Road. 

Highway 10 road work continues

If you're traveling in the Mounds View area this weekend, do note that Hwy. 10 eastbound will be down to one lane from I-35W to County Road 96. This is nothing new if you travel it regularly, as this work started in mid-April. 

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