Construction Along Interstate 35 Near Owatonna Wraps Up for the Season

Construction Along Interstate 35 Near Owatonna Wraps Up for the Season Photo: KSTP

November 03, 2017 04:00 PM

Deer hunters will be happy to hear that they won't have to sit through through single lane construction on Interstate 35 this weekend.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the roadway is back open to two lanes in both directions near Owatonna. The reprieve from road work along I-35 is only short-term. The roadway will return to single lane in both directions next spring as part of a project to replace 10 bridges in the area. The work is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018. Learn more about the project.


Meanwhile, north of the Twin Cities, I-35 northbound near Scanlon is still single lane. The bridge over Highway 45 was struck by a vehicle a few weeks ago, and repairs are still underway. The work should clear by mid-November. Learn more. 

There's good news for weekend commuters heading back to the Twin Cities. The single lane construction on Highway 10 eastbound near Orono Lake in Elk River has cleared out of the way. Although you may still see crews in the area here and there, the work is mainly done for the season. Lane closures will return in the spring as part of a bridge replacement and resurfacing project. Learn more.  


Josie Smith

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