Crosstown update: Chunk of Highway 62 closed this weekend

All lanes of Highway 62 between Penn Avenue and Interstate 35W will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Motorists will be guided through a detour involving a combination of Highway 100, Interstate 494 and I-35W. Penn Avenue exit and entrance ramps will remain open.

Other Crosstown notables include:
— The closing of the 46th Street ramp from southbound I-35W. It closed earlier this month and is scheduled to reopen in October 2009.
— The Portland Avenue exit ramp from eastbound Highway 62. It’s slated to reopen today.

Starting in mid-October, nightly closures on I-35W could occur between Interstate 94 and Highway 62, according to a Minnesota Department of Transportation newsletter. For up-to-date information on construction and detours, call 511 or go to

The $288 million Crosstown project is expected to be completed in December 2010.