BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) - Starting next weekend, those looking to travel on Interstate 35W northbound will encounter detours.
Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 19, through 5 a.m. on Monday, May 22, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced it will begin the first of three weekend closures of northbound I-35W, between I-35E in Burnsville and I-494 in Bloomington.
All northbound ramps between I-35E and 82nd Street and the southbound I-35W E-ZPass lane between 82nd Street and 94th Street will be closed during this time. Drivers will be detoured to I-35E to Highway 77 to I-494.
According to MnDOT, crews will begin resurfacing the roadway and make other improvements during the closures.
Two other weekend closures are planned for later this spring and summer on northbound I-35W, with the next on Sunday, May 21, through Saturday, May 27.
Drivers are urged by MnDOT to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destination.