I-35 delays due to barrier work

Motorists will experience intermittent lane and shoulder closures on both directions of Interstate 35 between Forest Lake and Harris as crews install cable median barriers. Sections of southbound and northbound I-35 between Highway 8 and County Road 10 have been reduced to a single lane since Oct. 7. The northbound lanes will re-open weekdays by 3 p.m. and southbound lanes will re-open by 7 p.m. Motorists should prepare to slow down in work zone areas.

Crews expect to complete the work on this 22-mile section of I-35 by mid-December, weather permitting. Some minor clean-up work is anticipated in the spring 2014.

Cable median barrier prevents vehicles from crossing medians into oncoming traffic. Installing it in strategic locations helps prevent fatal and serious injury crashes.

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