The Labor Day holiday can be stressful without road construction.  Load the car, the truck, the camper, hook on the boat and get on the road.  Inevitably, we're  going to end up on the road, going the same direction, at the same time.  That, coupled with the road construction is going to make for some behind-the-wheel frustration.  Hopefully, these details will help you plan your travel to avoid congestion.

Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area during Labor Day weekend will encounter two single-lane construction work zones.

Motorists can expect delays of up to one hour or more during peak travel times, especially during holiday weekends or weekends when major events are scheduled.

Peak traffic levels on I-35 occur between noon and 8 p.m. Fridays and between noon and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Motorists can avoid congestion by traveling during off-peak times or by taking an alternate route.

Carlton/Pine County Highway 61and Highway 23 are alternate routes that bypass work zones on I-35 north of Hinckley.

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