Celebrating the Spring Holidays

I-35 Construction Closure Slated For This Weekend


BARR SUGGESTED A LIGHTER SENTENCE. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE DID NOT PRESSURE BARR ON STONE’S CASE. WINTER ISN’T EVEN IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR YET, BUT WE’RE ALWAYS ANTICIPATING FIRST 35 W CLOSURE AS A PROJECT MOVES AHEAD. CONSTRUCTION STARTED IN 2017, BUT IT CLEARLY STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO. KATIE STEINER IS LIVE NEAR ONE OF THE WORK SITES THIS MORNING BECAUSE, KATIE, THIS WEEKEND, HERE WE GO. Reporter: IT’S REALLY STRANGE TO BE OUT HERE IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES TALKING ABOUT ROAD CLOSURES, RIGHT? CONSTRUCTION SIGN NORMALLY STARTS MORE SPRING TO SUMMER, THAT’S WHEN WE TALK ABOUT 35 W CLOSING BUT IT IS GOING TO BE CLOSING THE NORTHBOUND LANES HERE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. THEY’VE BEEN WORKING HERE A LOT OBVIOUSLY. IT SEEMS LIKE THIS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOREVER. THEY STARTED WORKING ON THIS STRETCH OF 35 W BACK IN AUGUST OF 2017 AND HERE WE ARE, TWO AND A HALF YEARS LATER. NOW, MN DOT DOES TELL US THIS PROJECT IS RIGHT ON SCHEDULE. IT SAYS THAT PROJECT IS ABOUT 70% COMPLETE. AND WE TALKED TO STEVE KRAMER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE MINNEAPOLIS DOWNTOWN COUNCIL, AND HE SAID THE TRANSIT OPTIONS WITH THIS NEW HIGHWAY ARE GOING TO BE HUGE FOR DOWNTOWN. WHEN THIS IS DONE, IT’S GOING TO REALLY BE A 21st CENTURY FREEWAY WITH TRANSIT AS A KEY COMPONENT AND THAT’S A REALLY IMPORTANT PRIORITY FOR OUR ORGANIZATION. WE NEED TO DEVELOP MORE AND DIFFERENT WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO GET TO AND AROUND DOWNTOWN AS DOWNTOWN BECOMES MORE FULLY DEVELOPED. Reporter: IF THIS PROJECT STAYS ON SCHEDULE EVERYTHING SHOULD BE WRAPPED UP NEXT OCTOBER OF 2021. OBVIOUSLY WE’VE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT TRAVEL 35 W EACH AND EVERY DAY TO COME TO WORK, SO COMING UP AT 6:30 WE’RE GOING TO BREAK DOWN EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING TO BE CLOSING THIS WEEKEND SO THAT YOU


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *