Monday's the night to learn more about a major reconstruction project that will impact traffic on I-35W through Burnsville next summer.

MnDOT plans to rebuild the I-35W bridge over the Minnesota River proposed to start during the 2018 construction season. The $130- to $150-million project also includes raising the grade of the freeway out of the 100-year flood plain, adding a truck lane northbound lane from Cliff Road to 106th Street, and rebuilding the 106th Street bridge in Bloomington.

MnDOT also will put in a pedestrian and bicycle trail over the Minnesota River.

"When this project begins, a significant portion of the work will affect traffic and is likely to result in congestion," a statement on the project's website says.

On Monday, MnDOT will hold a public hearing at Burnsville City Hall to discuss the project. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Burnsville project is just one of two major projects on the busy I-35W corridor. MnDOT also is rebuilding I-35W between 46th Street and I-94 in Minneapolis, a project that will result in lane closures and traffic disruptions for the next four years.


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