Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 bridge painting project

In St. Louis, Carlton and Pine Counties

Traffic impacts

  • The ramp from westbound Hwy 2 (Bong Bridge) to northbound I-35 will close Monday, September 24 and will remain closed for approximately 10 days.

    Work on the project will continue seven-days-per-week / 24-hours-per-day in order to minimize traffic disruption and expedite completion.

    Signed detour route:
    Go west on Highway 2 over I-35, take the ramp to southbound I-35, exit at the off-ramp to Central Avenue, then take the entrance ramp to northbound I-35.

  • Additional bridges will be painted as part of the project, which will be completed in summer 2019.
  • Not all bridges will be painted at the same time.

There is another project on I-35 in the Twin Cities Metro Area.
For complete details about this project please visit the project website.

I-35 project map


About this project

Summary of work

  • Paint the following bridges. RP stands for reference point, which is the same thing as mile marker.
  • In Carlton County
    Southbound I-35 bridge over the Moose Horn River, RP 217.883
    Northbound I-35 bridge over the Moose Horn River, RP 217.883
    Southbound I-35 over the Moose Horn River, RP 219.504
    Northbound I-35 over the Moose Horn River, RP 219.515
  • In Saint Louis County
    On I-35 at 40th West, in Duluth RP 253.626
    On I-35 at 37½ West, in Duluth RP 253.852
  • In Pine County
    On Hwy 48 in Hinckley, RP 183.065
    At County Road 46, RP 209.853