It's not just 35W south of downtown anymore. This summer, your work commute or trip to the cabin could see major interruptions if you use I-94 between Maple Grove and Clearwater.
Preliminary work will start between St. Michael and Albertville in the summer with Monticello and Clearwater to follow in the fall. The 39 mile stretch will take about three years to complete according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Drivers should expect reduced speeds, lane closures and occasional ramp closures. When work begins, crews will be building temporary lanes for traffic.
MNDOT’s goal with the project is to reconstruct this heavily traveled part of the freeway, plus add lanes in the hopes of reducing congestion.
According to MNDOT’s website, here is the project timeline and the areas affected: