Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-8: Wisconsin to I-35

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 20 miles from I-35 to the Wisconsin border at Taylors Falls. The corridor serves the cities of Forest lake, Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer and Taylors Falls

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 7,600 – 21,800
  • 2009 HCADT: 570 – 2,450
  • Number of lanes: 2-4
  • Key highway connections: I-35, US-61, MN-95

Public Transit

  • Forest Lake Park and Ride (South of Map)
  • Running Aces Park and Ride (South of Map)


  • No Class 1 railroads