Traffic woes ahead: Multiple summer construction projects planned for Interstate 35 and 35W
Thursday, March 07, 2019
A parade of construction projects stretching from Forest Lake to Bloomington along Interstates 35 and 35W will put a summerlong crimp in commuting and slow trips for those heading north to the cabin.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will dig into a new project to add MnPass express lanes on I-35W from Roseville to Blaine and resume work on other projects already underway, including resurfacing in Forest Lake, rebuilding the freeway in Minneapolis and repairing the bridge over the Minnesota River in Bloomington. For drivers, that means more orange cones, lane closures and backups along the 35-mile journey.
“There will be a few miles of no construction, then bam, they will be back into it,” said MnDOT spokesman Kent Barnard. “We know it will be disruptive for people.”