Updated: 08/01/2014 2:51 PM
Created: 08/01/2014 10:24 AM KSTP.com
By: Josie Smith
Get ready for major detours around the metro this weekend.
Highway 62 is closing in both directions at Highway 169. Traffic will be diverted to Highway 169, Highway 100, I-494 and I-394. Driving in the southwest metro has already been difficult this week with the closure of Highway 169 northbound at I-494.
In the east metro, I-35E southbound is closing from Highway 36 to I-94. The ramp from I-94 westbound to I-35E northbound shut down earlier this week and stays closed until late August.
Motorists will experience delays on 494 eastbound this weekend. The roadway will be reduced to two lanes between Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul and Maxwell Avenue in Newport starting at 10 p.m. Friday and lasting until 5 a.m. Monday.
The roadwork on Highway 55 westbound in Inver Grove Heights will cause delays on Highway 52 northbound this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the lane restrictions between Concord Boulevard and Argenta Trail are expected to lift by the middle of next week.