Perfect storm of road construction projects hits Twin Cities this weekend

A collision of construction projects will make some drivers in and around the Twin Cities feel stymied at every turn as the navigate some of the area's busiest corridors, including segments of Interstate 94, I-35E, I-35W, I-494, Hwy. 65, Hwy. 52, I-694, Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 10.
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Well, here's another fine mess.

Motorists, especially those in the east metro area, will be detoured, squeezed and slowed by road and lane closings along major Twin Cities arteries, including stretches of Interstate 94, I-35E, I-35W, I-494, Hwy. 65, Hwy. 52, I-694, Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 10, the Star Tribune reports.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has several maps that sketch out the closings.

The Pioneer Press has a map detailing the I-94 and I-35 closures.

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MnDot: weekend construction closes parts of I-35 & I-694

Key stretches of freeway will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday night, according to MnDOT. Westbound Interstate 694/Hwy. 10 will be closed between I-35E and I-35W for an overpass demolition. While southbound I-35W between Hwy 13 and Burnsville will close, too. Both are set to reopen 5 a.m. Monday.

I-35E among weekend closures in Twin Cities

Another round of road closures will create some obstacles this weekend for those traveling around the Twin Cities. Motorists are encouraged to avoid both directions of Interstate 35E will between I-94 and Highway 36. It will be closed for 24 hours staring at 4 a.m. Saturday. Highway 100 northbound will be closed from Highway 62 to Interstate 394 from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

Weekend shutdown of I-94 in Twin Cities postponed

If you get caught in a thunderstorm in the Twin Cities this weekend, you might want to thank it for blowing away the plan to close Interstate 94. MnDOT postponed its work because of the rain in the forecast. No word yet on when it will be rescheduled. The project will install "smart lane" technology, as well as a new surface and improved drainage.

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.