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Anglers will encounter work zones across Minnesota this weekend

May 10, 2019 05:21 AM

Drivers see it every year: major construction along Interstate 35 from the Twin Cities to Duluth.

This year is no exception. Drivers traveling on I-35W near the Forest Lake split can expect delays. Northbound is reduced to one lane just south of the split and there's a major traffic shift on I-35E and I-35 as part of a resurfacing and major bridge replacement project.

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Drivers planning to exit at Highway 97 in Columbus need to stay to the right. For those traveling in the area on Saturday, MnDOT says I-35E northbound will be down to a single-lane just south of the Forest Lake split from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In Chisago and Pine counties, drivers will find single lane construction in both directions on I-35 north of Harris. Near Pine City, the ramp from I-35 southbound to Highway 70 is closed.

Learn more about the construction projects around the state that could impact your commute this weekend

In Central Minnesota, Highway 169 in Garrison is down to one lane in both directions again this year as part of a bridge restoration project. Interstate 94 is reduced to one lane in both directions from Alexandria to Garfield. Traffic is sharing the westbound lanes, so expect a tight squeeze through the work zone.

In southeast Minnesota, Highway 52 is closed from Marion to Chatfield. The detour will take drivers to I-90 and County Road 10. In early June, a much shorter detour will go into place.

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