South Metro Road Work Could Delay Back-to-School Traffic
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A major construction project - scheduled to kick off Tuesday - could cause headaches for motorists in the Elko-New Market and Lakeville area.
Both directions of Interstate 35 in the south metro area will be reduced to a single lane as crews repair the concrete pavement to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists.
Work is scheduled to start 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, according to the state Department of Transportation. Crews will begin the process of reducing both directions of I-35 between County Road 2 and County Road 70 to a single lane.
By 5 a.m. Wednesday, both northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane on the same side of the road. All lanes are scheduled to reopen in early November.
Starting Sept. 23, single-lane traffic on I-35 will be extended to County Road 50 and the northbound I-35 ramps from County Road 60 and 185th Street. Lanes to County Road 50 also will close.
Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour for ramp closures or to find alternative routes to help minimize delays.
All work is weather permitting and could change, the department reported.
KSTP's Katherine Johnson will report at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, about the project and its affects on metro traffic. Watch the report on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.