Drivers who use I-35 through Pine County will encounter some single lane closures in each direction starting Monday, August 5.  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will embark upon a month and a half-long project to repaint the Highway 48 Bridge over I-35.  That work will result in the lane closures.

For the first part of the project, the right-hand lanes will be closed to drivers.  Somewhere around August 18, the work will switch to the left-hand lanes, resulting in single lane closures on that side.

At this point, MNDOT officials anticipate the the work will be totally completed by September 13 - barring any unforeseen complications or a lengthy stretch of in-climate weather.  As with any project, timelines sometimes need to be adjusted.

For more details about this work project or any of the road constructions projects throughout the entire State of Minnesota, click here to visit MNDOT's project page.