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Hwy. 280 closes for next six weeks

The barricades went up just before sunrise on Hwy. 280 in Roseville and they'll stay up for the next 6 weeks.

Starting Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began rebuilding the ramp from northbound Hwy. 280 to northbound I-35W. The department also will be doing a pavement rehabilitation project between Broadway Street up to I-35W.

The ramp from southbound I-35W to southbound Hwy. 280 also is closed.

The highway does remain open between I-94 and Broadway Street, but there will be ramp and lane closures along that stretch.

During the closure, traffic on I-35W and I-94 will be detoured via Snelling Avenue/Hwy. 51.  Local traffic will be detoured via Industrial Blvd. and Broadway Street.

Eastbound I-394 back open following fatal wrong-way crash

All eastbound lanes of I-394 have reopened following a fatal crash involving a wrong way driver.

The State Patrol shut down the eastbound lanes at Hwy. 100 following the crash that happened near Wirth Pkwy. about 3:30 a.m.

All lanes both the general lanes and the MnPASS lanes, on the eastbound side of the freeway were closed for nearly 3 hours, but reopened at 6:15 a.m.

Initial reports indicate that a motorist was driving west in the eastbound lanes between Wirth Parkway and Penn Avenue and collieded "head-on" with an eastbound vehicle in the left lane, the State Patrol said.

The driver of the westbound vehicle, a 30-year-old man from Clarks Grove, Minn., died at the scene. The driver of the eastbound vehicle, Carlos Floersch, 46, of Apple Valley, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center "with significant but survivable injuries," said Lt. Tiffani Nielson.