Cone Zone Report: Several Ongoing Road Closures This Weekend

Updated: 06/13/2014 11:59 AM
Created: 06/13/2014 11:28 AM
By: Heidi Enninga

Driving around the Twin Cities should be a little bit easier this weekend. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there are no new highway closures scheduled for the weekend. However, motorists will be dealing with several ongoing road closures.

Highway 169 southbound remains closed from Bren Road to Valley View Road in Edina. All lanes will open by early July. The detour takes motorists along I-394 and I-494.

In Mendota, Highway 13 is closed due to rain damage from Second Street to Lexington Avenue until Tuesday, June 17. Meanwhile, the Big Rivers Regional Trail is closed indefinitely.

Highway 65 in Minneapolis is shut down in both directions from 18th Avenue to 14th Avenue until this fall. Crews are replacing the BNSF Railroad Bridge and resurfacing the roadway.

In the north metro, Highway 65 southbound shut down earlier this week from 81st Avenue in Spring Lake Park to Medtronic Parkway in Fridley. Drivers can use Highway 10 and I-35W instead.

In Rogers, single-lane construction continues on Highway 101 in both directions just north of I-94 until this fall.

For motorists traveling in Central Minnesota, Highway 10 from Cushing to Motley is down to one lane in both directions. MnDOT says the resurfacing project will wrap up in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

South of the Twin Cities, expect significant delays in the Owatonna area. I-35 is reduced to one lane in both directions until this fall. The ramp along I-35 at the Medford Outlet Mall closed recently as well. MnDOT suggests using the Clinton Falls exit instead.

It could be tricky traveling to work on Monday in the north metro. Highway 47 in Anoka is closing north of Highway 10 at the BNSF Railroad Crossing until Saturday, June 21. Traffic will be detoured along Bunker Lake Boulevard and Sunfish Lake Boulevard.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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