Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Expect delays as MnDOT reduces northbound and southbound traffic to a single lane from Apple Valley to Cliff Road.
The road work may have already started on Interstate 35E, but the most significant portions of the project—and the worst traffic headaches—have yet to come. Starting in mid-June, the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate will be reduced to a single lane from just north of 150th Street in Apple Valley to Cliff Road in Eagan as the Minnesota Department of Transportation repairs bridges and does surfacing work. No hard dates have yet been set for the lane closures, but once implemented, the closures will likely remain in effect for at least 30 days. Click on the PDF attached to this article to view the construction map and timeline. When the second phase of road construction in Apple Valley and Eagan is complete, MnDOT will move …
Monday, April 29, 2013
MnDOT will be closing portions of Interstate 35E and 35W in May to make repairs to the freeway interchange in Burnsville.
South metro motorists are in for a headache during road construction season this year. Major road improvements will close southbound Interstate 35E between County Road 42 and the 35E/35W interchange in Burnsville starting May 3, according to a news release issued by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews will be installing a new deck on a bridge near the interchange. Southbound I-35E will be open again on June 2, but until then motorists will have to detour to westbound Interstate 494, then onto southbound Interstate 35W to bypass the road closures, according to MnDOT officials. What route will you be using to get around the interstate construction? Share your detour tips with local readers on Patch! To make things more …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
This session will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the Elko New Market Library.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Area residents and business owners are invited to attend an open house to learn about the upcoming roadwork on Interstates 35 and 35E. This session will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Elko New Market Library, 110 J. Roberts Way, Elko New Market. A short presentation will begin at 7:45 a.m. Representatives from MnDOT will be available to answer questions and provide information about the project. To sign up for the project’s Email Updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35eelkotoeagan/index.html
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The 39-year-old Eagan resident was listed in critical condition following the accident, which took place on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Former Republican staffer Michael Brodkorb was seriously injured after a vehicle he was driving struck the median wall on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights. The accident took place at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Brodkorb, a 39-year-old Eagan resident, wasn't wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, according to a state patrol accident report. Alcohol was also detected on Brodkorb's breath following the accident, the state patrol said. Brodkorb, a political activist who authored the blog "Minnesota Democrats Exposed," was elected to the position of deputy chair of the Minnesota GOP in 2010…
Monday, January 21, 2013
This summer, Dakota County's Interstate 35 Corridor will be riddled with detours and diversions as the state refurbishes one of the most heavily trafficked roads in Minnesota.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Summer of 2013 could be a season of frustration for commuters, with 17 miles of Interstate 35 likely to be impacted by lengthy repairs. The two-part, $20 million project is expected to cause significant backups and delays. The fork between I-35E and I-35W will be the most drastically affected. Southbound lanes of I-35 E between Burnsville's County Road 42 and the split will be closed for a month while construction crews demolish the deck of I-35E's flyover bridge, and then build it anew. "There's a pretty big crack across the deck, and our engineers felt they couldn't bring it back up to repair with standard maintenance," said Nicole …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Eagan police say 37-year-old Oudone Xiong, of St. Paul, was on probation for a first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction.
The man at the center of a lengthy standoff on the Interstate 35E bridge on Tuesday afternoon is a St. Paul resident on probation for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Eagan police identified Oudone Xiong, 37, as the man who surrendered to police shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, following a five-hour standoff that involved dozens of police officers. The standoff, which began when Xiong allegedly threatened to jump from the bridge, all but shut down northbound traffic throughout the afternoon and evening. The incident began on Tuesday when Xiong allegedly told his probation officer that he was experiencing suicidal feelings, according to a press release issued by the Eagan Police Department. His probation officer issued a health and …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Motorists can expect detours on Interstate 35E as the ramp from northbound I-35E to southbound Highway 77
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Departmentof Transportation. Motorists can expect detours on Interstate 35E as the ramp from northbound I-35E to southbound Highway 77 closes at 5 a.m. Monday Oct. 15 as crews continue concrete repair on the ramp. The ramp is scheduled to reopen by. Oct. 22. Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour in order to bypass the ramp closure. To sign up for the project’s Email updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy77bloomington/ For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Transportations warns drivers to look out for detours.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Editor’s Note: This is a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists can expect detours on Highway 77 as more ramps and loops close beginning Thursday, Oct. 4. The ramp from Diffley Road to northbound Highway 77 and the loop from southbound Highway 77 to northbound I-35E will close at 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 as crews continue to repair concrete. The Diffley/northbound Highway 77 ramp is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Oct. 7. The loop from southbound Highway 77 to northbound I-35E is scheduled to reopen by Oct. 10. Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour in order to bypass the loop and ramp closures. To sign up for the project’s Email updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http…
Friday, June 22, 2012
The closures are expected to shut down portions of the freeway between Lone Oak Road and Hwy. 13 on Monday morning.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Interstate 35E motorists may encounter delays on both directions of I-35E as lane closures take place between Lone Oak Road and Hwy. 13 starting at 8 a.m. Monday, June 25. Northbound and southbound I-35E will be reduced to a single lane from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on June 25. The lane closures are needed as crews remove core samples from the pavement. All lanes of both directions of I-35E will reopen by 3 p.m. June 26, and no lanes will be closed during rush hour.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Here's a look at how some Eagan roads will be affected this spring, summer and fall by Minnesota Department of Transportation road projects.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Thursday released its 2012 construction plan for Minnesota roads. The list includes six projects in or around Eagan that may have an impact on Eagan residents traveling in the area.