Road Work in the Twin Cities Area Ratchets Up This Weekend


roadwork in MN - June 2014

We all know the old joke — Minnesota has only two seasons, right? The go by winter and road construction. And since the sun is shining and the weather is warm, that means it’s road construction time. We’ve all already seen the beginning of construction on our daily commutes. But this weekend is set to bring even more road projects than usual.

This weekend will bring some additional projects.

I-35E in St. PaulFull closure on I-35E between I-94 and Highway 36. Closure begins at 9 pm on Friday and will reopen at 5 am on Monday. The Larpenteur Avenue Bridge will remain closed until mid-July.

I-694 in North Metro Full closure of eastbound at I-94 and ramp onto eastbound I-694 from northbound Hwy 100 starting at 8 pm Friday and reopening at 5 am Monday.

I-35E in St. PaulVictoria Street exit and entrance ramps closed until 7 pm Monday June 16.


Added to already in place construction:

I-35W in Minneapolis: Long term construction work between 4th Street and Stinson Boulevard until November 7.

Hwy 169 in Edina and Eden Prarie- Southbound 169 between Hwy 62 and Valley View Road. Closed until early July.

Hwy 65 in MinneapolisClosed to through traffic between 18th and 14th avenues through the fall.


Photo via: Jo Naylor



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Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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