The summer road construction season continues, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation has just released a series of route changes to I-35 that will impact your weekend driving. Here is the latest list of updates:

Saturday, Aug. 27

The southbound I-35 on-ramp and off-ramp at 40th Avenue West will open.

The southbound I-35 ramp to eastbound Highway 2 (Bong Bridge) will open.

Monday, Aug. 29

The northbound I-35 off-ramp at 40th Avenue West will close.

The southbound I-35 on-ramp at 27th Avenue West will close.

Monday, Aug. 29, 11 p.m. to Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5 a.m.

Southbound I-35 traffic will be diverted off the freeway at 27th Avenue West, then south on Michigan Street, south on Grand Avenue, east on 46th Avenue West and back to southbound I-35. This detour is necessary as crews place beams for a new bridge on I-35 near the Ore Docks.

Northbound traffic will not be affected.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

The southbound I-35 off-ramp at 27th Avenue West will close.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds you real-time traveler information is available for anywhere in Minnesota online at or by dialing 511.