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Sept. 8, 2022

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Concrete pavement repair resumes on Interstate 35W from Blaine to Columbus

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – After a two-week break, concrete pavement repairs will start up again on the northbound lanes of Interstate 35W between Lexington Avenue in Blaine and I-35 at the I-35W/I-35E split in Columbus. Work on the left lane of the northbound interstate will resume at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 and be completed by 12 noon on Friday, Sept. 16. The right lane of northbound I-35W was repaired in late August.

Following completion of work on the northbound interstate, crews will shift to the southbound lanes of I-35W at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in the same area. Work on the southbound lanes will continue each week from 9 a.m. on Mondays through 6 p.m. on Saturdays the following four weeks, with completion by 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

During the project, motorists will encounter a single lane of traffic 24 hours a day each week on the side of the interstate being repaired. Traffic restrictions will be lifted after work is done each week.

This section of the interstate was last repaired and resurfaced around 2000. When completed in mid-October, the project will provide a smoother, longer-lasting road surface, along with improving safety and mobility along the corridor.