A variety of routine bridge inspections will be happening on some ramps and bridges along the I-35 corridor - August 17 through August 20.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working to alert drivers ahead of time so that they'll be aware of the corresponding traffic impacts.  The closures will happen at different sites on different days, but in general the closures will happen during the daytime hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Here's a breakdown of what's happening where and when:

  • Monday, August 17:  Right lane closures will happen on northbound I-35 exits at Superior Street and Michigan Street. A flagging operation will be in place during this process.
  • Tuesday, August 18:  The northbound I-35 to northbound Highway 53 ramp will close for inspection between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  There will be a signed detour in place.
  • Wednesday, August 19:  Right lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound Highway 53 at 21st Avenue West between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
  • Thursday, August 20:  The Highway 53 northbound ramp at 21st Avenue West will be closed.  Motorists are advised to plan for an alternative route.

As with any road construction, inspection, or survey project - drivers are asked to be patient and use caution.  While there are usually speed limit drops in road construction work zones, it's always a good idea to slow down and be extra-observant for changing conditions.

For details about these projects this week or any of the road work being done throughout the entire State of Minnesota, click here to visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation's online project page.  That's where you'll find maps, up-to-date information, and more.

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