It's not even summer yet and the road construction season is in full swing at least in the Twin Ports - especially near the Twin Ports Interchange / Can of Worms project.  The long-term lane closures are already in place at that work zone, but a variety of short-term, temporary closures are also appearing from day to day. Accordingly, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has been working to keep the general public (especially drivers!) informed along the way.

One set of closures that the Minnesota Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 29.  Together, the closures are needed for construction activities and equipment movement on t he 27th Avenue West Bridge replacement project.  Here are the details:

  • Wednesday, April 28:  The entrance ramp from 27th Avenue West to southbound I-35 will close between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.  This will allow the contractor to move the crane from the west end of the bridge to the median area of I-35.  Motorists needing to go south on I-35 during this time frame are asked to use the 40th Avenue West entrance ramp.
  • Thursday, April 29:  I-35 northbound and southbound will both close at 27th Avenue West beginning at 8:00 PM. During the closure, traffic will be routed up and back down the ramps at 27th Avenue West.  This closure is needed for concrete delivery and placement of concrete for the 27th Avenue West Bridge deck.  I-35 is expected to reopen at 5:00 AM on Friday, April 30.

As with any project, MNDOT urges drivers to use extreme caution and to be observant while traveling through. Conditions within the work zone can and often do frequently change.

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