Construction Updates

Closures Rescheduled

 
I-35 NORTH METRO SPLIT
Northbound I-35 ramp closures at Hwy 97 in Columbus rescheduled until further notice
Drivers won’t be able to access the NB I-35 ramps at Hwy 97. The NB I-35 exit ramp to Hwy 97 and the Hwy 97 entrance ramp to NB I-35 will be closed, until early August. Drivers should follow posted detours: 
  • NB I-35 to Hwy 97: Continue on NB I-35 to WB Broadway Ave./Co. Rd. 2 to SB I-35 to Hwy 97
  • Hwy 97 to NB I-35: EB Hwy 97 to NB Lake St./Hwy 61 to WB Broadway Ave./Co. Rd. 2 to NB I-35

Please see the map for other alternative routes.
Please expect to encounter a temporary detour around Forest Lake’s 4th of July activities during the first week in July.

 
About this project
Six miles of I-35 from just south of the I-35 split to a half mile north of Hwy 8 at the Chisago/Washington county line will be resurfaced. Road resurfacing helps to preserve and extend the use of the pavement. The work will also include replacing three bridges.

Summary of work
Resurface existing pavement
Replace the Hwy 97 bridge over I-35 with a diverging diamond interchange for better traffic flow and improved safety
Update crosswalks at Hwy 97 to meet modern accessibility standards
Replace the flyover ramp from WB Hwy 8 to SB I-35 with a loop ramp
Drainage improvements
 

CURRENT TRAFFIC UPDATES


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Upcoming Closures

Spring through summer 2019
Long-term I-35 lane closures will occur between the I-35W/I-35E split and Hwy 97
I-35W and I-35E may be reduced to a single lane at times, just south of the split
The NB I-35 ramps to and from Hwy 97 will close for approximately one month
 
Summer through fall 2019
Long-term I-35 lane closures will continue between the I-35W/I-35E split and Hwy 97
I-35W and I-35E may continue to be reduced to a single lane at times, just south of the split
The SB I-35 ramps to and from Hwy 97 will close for approximately one month
 
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