Traffic Delays Expected this Weekend in Greater Minnesota

June 29, 2018 07:43 PM

Are you hoping to get out of town this weekend for some rest and relaxation? Be prepared for a number of difficult work zones around the state.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, all lanes along Highway 10 from Big Lake to Clear Lake will stay open Friday, but crews could be working this weekend and all of next week. During this time, drivers can expect to find some segments of Highway 10 reduced to one lane. Crews are in the process of reconstructing fourteen miles of pavement. The work lasts until fall. Learn more about the project.


One of the toughest work zones in the state is located north of the metro along Interstate 35 near Pine City in Pine County. Drivers are dealing with seven miles of single-lane construction in both directions as part of a bridge replacement project. Earlier this week, the ramp from I-35 northbound to Highway 70 closed. Traffic is being detoured to County Highway 7. Learn more about the project.

Just west of the metro, a portion of Highway 25 has reopened in Montrose, while another segment has closed near Watertown. Drivers will find a detour in place between County Road 10 and County Road 30. The resurfacing project will continue into August. 

The news doesn't get any better south of the Twin Cities. Another big hotspot for drivers is along Interstate 35 near Owatonna. The roadway is down to one lane in both directions as part of a major bridge replacement project. According to MnDOT, there are no direct alternates for getting around this work zone.



Josie Smith

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