Cone Zone Report: Parts of Hwy. 100, I-35W Closed This Weekend

Updated: 07/19/2014 3:32 PM By: Josie Smith

Drivers can expect major traffic headaches around the Twin Cities metro over the weekend with the closure of two major arteries.

For the second weekend in a row, Highway 100 is closed in Brooklyn Center until 5 a.m. Monday.

Southbound traffic is detoured at the on and off ramps to Brooklyn Boulevard. The northbound side is closed from County Road 81 to Brooklyn Boulevard. Traffic will be diverted to I-394, Highway 169, and I-94/694.

Also, Interstate 35W has closed in Bloomington and Burnsville as crews demolish the 94th Street Bridge.

The Southbound side is closed from I-494 to 94th Street, while the northbound lanes are shut down from the Burnsville Split to 94th Street. On Sunday night, the northbound ramps to and from 94th Street will close for several weeks.

All lanes of I-35W will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

On I-494 eastbound from Hardman Avenue to Maxwell Avenue, motorists will encounter lane restrictions until 5 a.m. Monday. Expect two lanes of traffic to be closed throughout the weekend.

Lindau Lane near the Mall of America in Bloomington reopened Friday night, including the ramps from Lindau Lane westbound to Cedar Avenue, along with all legs of the intersection of Lindau Lane and IKEA Way.

In Central Minnesota, there are narrowed lanes along Highway 10 in the city of Rice. Expect a big delay Sunday night.

In Duluth, expect a short stretch of single lane traffic on Highway 61 from 40th Avenue to 32nd Avenue.

There is good news and bad news for Owatonna. The ramp from I-35 to the Medford Outlet Mall is now open; however, the mainline is still single lane in both directions until fall.