Nightly closures of I-35W near downtown Minneapolis to occur Wednesday, Thursday

Wednesday and Thursday night, drivers will encounter Interstate 35W and adjacent ramp closures near downtown Minneapolis.

Starting at 10 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, the ramp from northbound I-35W to Washington Avenue/University of Minnesota/Third Street will be closed to traffic.

Drivers can follow a detour along northbound I-35W to Fourth Street/University Avenue.

The closures will take place to allow crews to complete deck construction, painting, guardrail and lighting installation, and to place permanent pavement markings on the Seventh and Eighth street bridges.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be attentive, drive responsibly and slow down in work zones where workers are present.

Additionally, MnDOT states all work is weather permitting and can be subject to change.

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