Cone Zone Report: Holiday Weekend Return Drive Delays

Updated: 07/06/2014 3:42 PM
Created: 07/03/2014 11:29 AM
By: Heidi Enninga

For those of you heading out of town this weekend, the drive back on Sunday night could be filled with traffic delays.

Interstate 35 in Owatonna is reduced to one lane in each direction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Friday and Sunday nights are the worst for traffic. Unfortunately, there aren’t any easy options for getting around this work zone.

In central Minnesota, there are lane shifts and temporary traffic signals set up on Hwy 10 in Rice. Although lanes are open, it’s still a tough work zone, so prepare for delays.

On Interstate 94 in Monticello at Highway 25 there are lane shifts in place. The posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour, so don’t forget to slow down. A number of the ramps from I-94 to Highway 25 are closed as well.

On Highway 101 north of I-94 in Rogers, the roadway is reduced to one lane in both directions until this fall. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says this area has been experiencing a significant amount of traffic delays on weekends.

As you get closer to the metro, watch out for a couple of major projects on the east side. Interstate 35E is reduced to two lanes in both directions from Little Canada Road to Maryland Avenue. Highway 61 is single lane near downtown White Bear Lake from Lake Avenue to 7th Street.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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