Driving to the Twin Cities? Expect road construction near Forest Lake

Road construction is a constant during the summer months, and motorists heading to the Twin Cities this week will encounter construction, especially on their way home. Drivers will find lane closures near Forest Lake starting Monday as crews begin to repair concrete in the area.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), crews began working on northbound I-35 to Highway 8 at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 6.

The work is reducing northbound I-35 to two lanes from the split of I-35 to Highway 8.

In addition, MnDOT says I-35E will also be reduced to a single lane between the split and 80th Street.

Lanes are expected to reopen Thursday evening.

Next week, MnDOT says traffic on southbound I-35 will be down to a single lane between the split and 80th Street starting Monday, June 13. In addition, northbound I-35W will also be down to a single lane from the split to Freeway Drive/County Road 54.

Those lanes are expected to be back open Thursday, June 16.