Motorists traveling Interstate 35W into Minneapolis from the south metro will run into a detour this weekend.
State transportation officials say northbound 35W will close at the junction of Highway 62 beginning at 10 p.m. Friday.
In addition, the ramp from westbound 62 to northbound 35W will also be closed through the weekend. This the second weekend in a row for construction related closures in the area.
Southbound 35W and Highway 62 will remain open during the weekend closure. The freeway will re-open in time for the Monday morning rush hour.
Motorists should follow the posted detour routes during the closures:
Northbound I-35W: Westbound Highway 62 to northbound Highway 100 to eastbound I-394
Eastbound Highway 62: Northbound Cedar Avenue to westbound Highway 62 to northbound I-35W.