Crews will put move the new Maryland Av. span into position.
Motorists on each side of the Twin Cities will be inconvenienced this weekend because of bridge construction and repair work, state transportation officials said Tuesday.
In the east metro, about 4 miles of Interstate 35E in both directions will be closed from I-94 in St. Paul north to Hwy. 36 for 24 hours starting at 4 a.m. Saturday. That's when workers will move the new Maryland Avenue overpass to its permanent location.
The overpass is under construction on the west side of I-35E and will be moved into position in two sections. The span will open to traffic in mid-September.
On the west side of the metro, more than 5 miles of northbound Hwy. 100 in St. Louis Park and Edina will be closed nearly all weekend between Hwy. 62 and I-394 starting at 5 a.m. Saturday. That's when road crews will inspect all overpasses and make repairs to bridges, signs and drainage systems. The highway should reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
That same stretch of Hwy. 100 on the southbound side is scheduled for the same work the following weekend.