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Weekend road work: Full shutdown of I-35W and lane, ramp closures along I-494

Josie Smith
Updated: May 01, 2020 06:29 AM
Created: April 30, 2020 09:27 AM

The weather should be perfect over the next few days for road crews to get a little work done. A detour will be set up through the weekend while Interstate 35W is closed in Richfield for concrete repairs.

All this week, drivers have been encountering lane restrictions along I-35W between 76th Street and 66th Street. Those restrictions are expected to lift Friday, just in time for a full closure of the interstate between Highway 62 and Interstate 494.

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The road will shut down starting at 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers can use Highway 100 or Cedar Avenue instead.

Traffic backups are possible this weekend in the southeast metro, too.


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