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Posted on: June 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Heads up for I35W drivers: Temporary closure begins July 7

Roseville, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 35W between Burnsville and Bloomington will encounter a road closure and detour beginning Friday, July 7 (weather permitting).

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 7 both directions of I-35W will close between I-35E and I-494. Motorists should follow the signed detour using I-35E, Cedar Avenue/Highway 77 and I-494 in order to bypass the closure.

Crews will begin closing the I-35W ramps at 8 p.m. Friday, July 7, in order to prepare for the hard closure at 10 p.m.

All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, July 10.

In order to minimize impacts to travelers MnDOT construction will be working on several locations of I-35W during the closure including:

· Milling and paving northbound I-35W at McAndrews Road in Burnsville

· Removing the 86th Street bridge over I-35W in Bloomington

· Removing a portion of the 82nd Street bridge deck over I-35W in Bloomington

In addition to the construction work on I-35W, MnDOT maintenance crews will take advantage of the road closure by conducting other maintenance activities in an area that is usually hard to access.

For more details about the I-35W and 86th Street project visit the project website

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit

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