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Plan for I-35W Weekend Closure

The Minnesota Vikings are encouraging fans attending the season opener against the Falcons to plan for the weekend closure of Interstate 35W and Highway 62. According to Mn/DOT, as part of the I-35W/Hwy 62 Crosstown Reconstruction project, all lanes of I-35W from I-94 to Hwy 62/Crosstown and westbound Hwy 62 from Cedar Ave/Hwy 77 to Lyndale Avenue S will be closed from approximately 10:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, through 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 10.

Due to this closure, the Vikings recommend the following transportation tips for fans attending Sunday’s game:

• Arrive downtown early and enjoy tailgating with fellow Vikings fans.

• Fans arriving early can also partake in pre-game festivities, including the Miller Lite Party on the Plaza, which will open at 8:30 a.m. to accommodate early fans, the Red Bull TNT Freestyle Motocross Demo with shows at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., and free Adrian Peterson photo cards given out to the first 2,500 fans on the plaza. Fans are also encouraged to be in their seats by 11:45 a.m. to watch the “Heroes Day” presentation, which will include a video tribute.

• Follow the official posted detours as they will provide the quickest alternate route into downtown.

• Carpool, use the light rail and other public transportation, whenever possible.

• Park in the warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis and ride the light rail to/from the game.

• Fans traveling from the south should use Hwy 100 North or Hwy 169 North to I-394 East into downtown.

For more information on the I-35W/Hwy 62 Crosstown Reconstruction project, visit www.mndot.gov, call the Crosstown Project hotline at (866) 743-6590 or send an email to crosstown@rranow.com.


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