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I-35W Minnesota River Bridge: 2018-2021 construction

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March 29, 2019
Nighttime work for pavement removals
Residents that live near the Minnesota River Bridge may notice an increase in nighttime noise as crews continue prepping for an early April traffic switch then complete pavement removals on both sides of the river.

Right now overnight work is possible from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, Sunday through Thursday, through fall 2019. We will update you if the schedule changes as this work progresses.

During this time, I-35W will have alternating lane closures in both directions between Cliff Rd. in Burnsville and 106th St. in Bloomington. Please note that after 10 p.m. I-35W may be reduced to a single lane of traffic in the project area.

Upcoming brief overnight I-35W closures
Between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Fri, March 29, all I-35W traffic in both directions will be stopped for 15 minutes at a time to allow construction crews to remove an overhead sign within the project area.

I-35W traffic in both directions will also be stopped for 15 minutes at a time between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Sun, March 31, to allow Xcel Energy to remove a power line that runs across the Interstate.

Current ramp closures
The following ramps will remain closed through fall 2019, even after the Mississippi River water level goes down:
  • Loop ramp from Black Dog Rd. to northbound I-35W
    • Follow the detour using southbound I-35W, Hwy 13 and NB I-35W
  • NB I-35W ramp to Black Dog Rd.
    • Follow the detour using 98th St., SB I-35W and Black Dog Rd.
The ramp from 106th St. to SB I-35W remains closed through 2021. Motorists should continue to follow the signed detour using NB I-35W, 98th St. and SB I-35W.

Reminder: Upcoming NB I-35W to 106th St. ramp closure
Beginning Mon, April 1, after the morning rush hour through fall 2019, the ramp from NB I-35W to 106th St. will close for construction work. Follow the detour using 98th St., SB I-35W and 106th St.

More about this project
The I-35W Minnesota River Bridge construction project will include reconstructing the I-35W and the 106th St. bridges spanning the Minnesota River, replacing pavement from Cliff Rd. to 106th St. and constructing a trail between Black Dog Rd. and Lyndale Ave.

Visit the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge project website for more details about traffic impacts and detours during construction: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35wbloomington.