Portion of I-35W closed this weekend

Interstate 35W will be closed between Interstate 94 and Highway 62 this weekend.

The weekend is one of the busiest for the city with thousands expected in town for the Basilica Block Party and LifeTime Fitness Triathlon.

The I-35W closure begins 10 p.m. tonight and ends Monday at 5 a.m. The interstate has been reduced to a single lane in each direction today so crews can prepare for the full closure, according to a MnDOT news release.

The roughly six-mile stretch of I-35W will close to undergo repaving. For more information on the construction work, click here.