Updated: September 09, 2020 04:46 PM
Created: September 09, 2020 11:19 AM
A previously-planned closure of Interstate 35W between Burnsville and Bloomington this weekend has been postponed.
In an update Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation stated the southbound I-35W closure, which was planned to start Friday, will be postponed due to rain in the forecast.
MnDOT stated it will send out an update when a new date for the closure has been determined.
An earlier version of this report appears below:
Drivers should prepare for a full closure of Interstate 35W between Burnsville and Bloomington this weekend.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, southbound lanes of I-35W from Interstate 494 to Highway 13 will close starting at 10 p.m. Friday and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
The following ramps will close at 9 p.m. Friday:
The ramp from Penn Avenue to eastbound I-494 will also close for the weekend. Drivers can take American Boulevard West to Lyndale Avenue South as a detour to eastbound I-494.
This weekend's closures are part of an ongoing project to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge, repave the interstate between 106th Street and Cliff Road, and build a trail between Black Dog Road and Lyndale Avenue, according to MnDOT.
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