I-94 shutdown in St. Paul tops Twin Cities weekend road woes

The weekend's road closures.
The weekend's road closures.
Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation

Both sides of Interstate 94 will close this weekend starting 10 p.m. Friday as crews remove the deck of the old northbound Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul, near the junction with Interstate 35E.

Eastbound I-94 will be closed from the Lafayette Freeway to U.S. Highway 61, although the Mounds Boulevard entrance will remain open. MnDOT expects to reopen the interstate lanes by 5 a.m. on Monday.

There are some detour options, and the ramp to southbound Minnesota Highway 52 will remain open, but expect delays.

The westbound side of I-94 will be closed from Highway 61 in the east to I-35E. Drivers will be detoured down Highway 61 to Interstate 494 and back up I-35E to downtown. The westbound lanes closure is expected to end by Saturday at 5 p.m.

Here's a look at some of the other major Twin Cities driving hassles this weekend from the Minnesota Department of Transportation:

Minnesota Highway 100, Edina. Southbound Highway 100 between Minnesota Highway 62 and I-494 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Also along the Highway 100 project, the Minnesota Highway 7 bridge over Highway 100 will be closing for a year, starting Saturday. Highway 7 itself will be closed from Wooddale Avenue on the west to Beltline Boulevard on the east.

Minnesota Highway 51 / Snelling Avenue, St. Paul. Southbound is closed between the east and westbound ramps at I-94 beginning at 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

I-35E, Vadnais Heights. Southbound I-35E will be down to a single lane between County Road 96 and County Road E for work on the new Goose Lake Road bridge from 11 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. There also will be occasional full closures for up to 15 minutes to lift bridge beams into place.

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