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Major traffic delays expected in the east, west metro this weekend

Updated: September 13, 2019 06:10 AM

Summery weather is back in the forecast this weekend, just in time for a number of road closures. 

A resurfacing project will shut down Interstate 35W from Interstate 94 to Highway 280 starting at 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation officials said crews will work around the clock to resurface the pavement between Washington and Portland avenues. Drivers will have access to northbound I-35W from Washington Avenue to Highway 280, but it will be a complete closure for the southbound side. Learn more about the project

Making matters worse, I-35W northbound will be closed from Highway 62 to I-94 Friday at 10 p.m. until noon on Saturday.

It's been a jammed drive for Minnesotans all week in the north metro. This weekend will be tough too. I-35E southbound is closing at I-35W in the Forest Lake/Columbus area beginning at 10 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Sunday. Crews will be removing the I-35W flyover bridge over I-35E. Traffic will be detoured to I-35W, Highway 10 and I-694. 

Major traffic delays are expected in the east metro, too. The right lane of I-35E northbound will be closed from Highway 13 to Highway 5 for a portion of the weekend as crews perform maintenance on anti-icing equipment.

Plus, there is another round of ramp closures for the southeast metro. This time around, the ramps to and from I-494 westbound and Highway 52 will be shut down. The ramp closures will kick in at 7 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. Learn more about the project. 

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