About the Project
This project includes pavement and bridge preservation work between the south Pine County line and the city of Duluth.
This project is being constructed in phases. A major rehabilitation of I-35 in Duluth was substantially complete at the end of the 2011 construction season.
I-35 is a heavily used commuter and tourism corridor between the Twin Cities metro area and Duluth. It is also a vital link for the freight network between the Port of Duluth and other regional, state and national freight transportation centers. Maintaining the corridor to a high standard is important to the region and the state.
Schedule and Cost Estimates (construction cost only)
- South Pine County line to north of Hinckley — $16.2 million
- South of Barnum to Mahtowa (NB) — $4.0 million
- North of Hinckley to Sandstone — $9.3 million
- Proctor to East Duluth — $66.3 million
- Bridge and pavement replacement and repair, new access road, culverts, ramp repairs, signing and lighting (substantially complete)
- Sandstone to Rutledge — $24.1 million
- 12 miles of unbonded concrete overlay in each direction (construction 2012)
- Sturgeon Lake to Mahtowa — $13.2 million
- 13 miles of southbound lanes and 4.5 miles of northbound lanes preserved with an unbonded concrete overlay (construction 2011-2012)
- Scanlon to Boundry Avenue in Duluth — $31 million
- 10 miles of unbonded concrete overlay in each direction, reconstruction of County Highway 61 and Guss Road and drainage improvements, mill and overlay on Highway 2 from Proctor to I-35 and at the I-35 Mesaba Avenue interchange. (construction 2012-2013)
- Rutledge to Sturgeon Lake — $7.5 million