Today (August 6) is the first day of an asphalt patching project along I-35 near Barnum.  According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, work crews will be out in earnest to get the job done.

Drivers will be restricted to a single lane in each direction for the duration of the project; however, both lanes will be open Thursday evening through Sunday evenings to accomodate the usual weekend rush of traffic to and from the Twin Cities metro.

The scope of the project will encompass about a six-mile stretch right near the Barnum exit.  Motorists should plan on the potential for delays.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Barnum/I-35 asphalt patching project is expected to wrap up in about three weeks - depending on the weather conditions. To learn more about this project or any of the road construction projects going on in the state, visit the MNDOT website's project page.