Weekend construction woes: what roadways to avoid

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If you're planning to drive on a main artery of the Twin Cities metro this weekend, you're likely to see orange cones littering the roadways.

Several lane and ramp closures are sure to cause headaches. The Pioneer Press highlights the projects that are expected to cause the biggest disruptions.

Minnesota Highway 65 in Spring Lake Park, Highway 36 in Maplewood and Highway 3 in Inver Grove Heights will face closures in both directions.

Westbound I-494 will close between I-35W and Highway 100 in Bloomington.

Both directions of U.S. 10 in Anoka and southbound I-35 in Lakeville will be reduced to one lane.

And we haven't even started on the ramp closures. WCCO has a detailed list of all the closures and Pioneer Press put together a Google map of where you might run into some roadblocks.

However, if you're headed to the fair, it should be relatively smooth sailing. WCCO says for the first time in five years, the area surrounding the fairgrounds will be free of light rail construction.

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