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.