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Aug. 3, 2022

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Southbound I-35 single lane traffic near Forest Lake scheduled Aug. 9-13 and Aug. 18-20

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on southbound Interstate 35 in Forest Lake will encounter lane closures as crews work to complete concrete repairs on I-35 from north of Highway 8 to the I-35/35E/35W split beginning Aug. 9.

Travelers can expect lane closures on southbound I-35 from one quarter mile north of Highway 8 to Highway 8, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9. This lane closure is expected to last through 6 a.m. Thursday Aug. 11.

Then at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, southbound I-35 will be reduced to a single lane from Highway 8 to the I-35/I-35E/I-35W Split until 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

The final lane closures will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, when southbound I-35 will again be reduced to a single lane between Highway 8 and the I-35/I-35E/I-35W split, plus the Broadway Avenue ramp to southbound I-35 will close at the same time. On Friday, Aug. 20 from 6 am to 9 am, an additional lane will reopen on southbound I-35 for rush hour traffic.  All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20.

Expect significant delays on southbound Interstate 35 in the Forest Lake Area with this work.  MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones where workers are present.

All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather dependent and subject to change.