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Cone Zone: Lane Closures will Snarl Traffic in South Metro this Weekend

Updated: 07/25/2014 1:24 PM
Created: 07/25/2014 10:44 AM KSTP.com
By: Josie Smith

Lane closures in the south metro are bound to snarl traffic this weekend.

Interstate 494 eastbound from Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul to Maxwell Avenue in Newport will be reduced to two lanes from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Expect to find the biggest delays on Saturday.

Ongoing single lane work on Highway 55 westbound from Concord Boulevard to Argenta Trail will cause delays for Highway 52 Northbound in Inver Grove Heights this weekend. The concrete repair project is set to wrap up in early August.

In Burnsville, the ramps from I-35W southbound to Highway 13 westbound will be closed Friday night until late this fall as part of the Highway 13 and County Road 5 interchange project.

Lane shifts are coming to I-94 in Monticello this Saturday. Crews will shift the eastbound lanes of I-94 at Highway 25 to the west side of the roadway. At the same time, the ramp from I-94 eastbound to Highway 25 will close until mid-September. The westbound lanes have already been moved back to the west side of the roadway.

There’s good news in Central Minnesota! Highway 27 reopened earlier than scheduled this week. Drivers can now access Highway 27 between Alexandria and Hoffman.

Single lane work continues on I-35 in both directions in Owatonna. Expect the biggest delays on Fridays and Sundays until this fall.

Next week, there’s good and bad news for Highway 169. The southbound lanes of Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Valleyview Road in Edina will reopen early Monday morning. At the same time, the northbound lanes from I-494 to Bren Road will close through October.

In Carver County, County Road 61 at Bluff Creek closes Monday for eight weeks. During this time, there will be no access to the Highway 101 river crossing between Chaska and Shakopee.

In Bloomington, the ramps from I-35W northbound to 94th Street will close Sunday night through early September.

Get ready for major delays in St. Paul! The ramp from I-94 westbound to I-35E northbound closes Monday night for 30 days. Expect backups on I-94 and Highway 52. The ramp from Broadway Street to I-35E northbound closes as well.


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