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Fairgoers: Beware of Metro Construction Zones

Updated: 08/29/2014 3:59 PM
Created: 08/22/2014 12:04 PM KSTP.com
By: Josie Smith

Construction season won't be over for a couple more months. Here's a look at some places to avoid as you head to the Minnesota State Fair.

In the east metro, Interstate 35E is reduced to two lanes in both directions from Little Canada Road to Maryland Avenue. This includes 15 ramp closures:

•Interstate-694 eastbound to I-35E southbound
•Interstate-94 westbound to I-35E northbound (opening the evening of Aug. 29)
•Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E
•I-35E northbound to Roselawn Avenue
•Roselawn Avenue to I-35E northbound
•Roselawn Avenue to I-35E southbound
•I-35E northbound to east/west Highway 36
•Highway 36 east/west to I-35E northbound
•I-35E southbound to Highway 36 eastbound
•Highway 36 westbound/eastbound to I-35E southbound
•I-35E northbound to Little Canada Road
•Little Canada Road to I-35E southbound

Highway 61 in White Bear Lake is reduced to one lane just north of Highway 96/Lake Avenue to White Bear Avenue.

In the southwest metro, Highway 169 northbound is closed at Interstate 494 in Bloomington. The detour takes you east or west on I-494.

County 61 is closed at Bluff Creek. There is no access to the Highway 101 River Bridge for those traveling east from Chaska to Shakopee or those traveling north from Shakopee to Chaska.

In Bloomington, I-494 eastbound the ramp to Cedar Avenue northbound is closed along with the ramp from Cedar Avenue northbound to I-494 westbound.

In Eagan, there are lane closures at the intersections of Highway 55 and Highway 149.

Highway 61 in Hastings has single-lane work in place in both directions near Fourth Street.

In the north metro, Highway 65 northbound is closed from Medtronic Parkway in Fridley to County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park. The detour takes drivers to I-694, I-35W, and Highway 10.

Highway 101 in Rogers is reduced to one lane in both directions north of I-94.

On I-94 near Highway 25 in Monticello, a traffic shift is in place. The ramp from 94 eastbound to Highway 25 is closed. The ramps from Highway 25 to I-94 eastbound are also closed along with the ramp from County Road 18 to I-94 westbound.

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