Drivers Coming to the State Fair from Greater Minnesota Will Encounter Many Tough Work Zones

August 24, 2018 05:30 PM

There are tough work zones all over the state, so if you're traveling to the Minnesota State Fair from out-of-town, plan ahead for these hotspots.

South of the metro, Highway 169 is down to one lane along a couple of major segments. There's head-to-head traffic between St. Peter and Le Sueur as well as up ahead south of Belle Plaine to Jordan. Interstate 35 is also reduced to one lane in Owatonna and Faribault.

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Don't forget about the new configuration along I-35 in the Forest Lake/Columbus area. Just last week crews put the roadway down to two lanes from Highway 8 to Highway 97. There's a traffic split in place as well, so you'll need to stay to the right if you need to exit at Broadway Avenue.

In the northwest metro, Highway 169 is reduced to one lane in both directions from Champlin to Brooklyn Park. This project may be wrapping up in just a few weeks.



Josie Smith

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