Southbound Interstate 35E will close at I-35W in Lino Lakes beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for the removal of the I-35W flyover bridge over I-35E. Motorists will be detoured around the closure using I-35W, Highway 10 and I-694.

To safely remove the bridge, there will also be a 15-minute closure of northbound I-35E and I-35W near the I-35W flyover bridge. The traffic stop is expected to occur once between the hours of 10 p.m. Fri, Sept. 13, to 12 a.m. Sat, Sept. 14. 

The detour map for the weekend closure of I-35E can be found on the project website at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit/

The I-35 North Metro Split project includes paving the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange;  replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Highway 97 interchange.

There are several projects along the I-35 corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: www.511mn.org

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