Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Snake River bridge replacement project

In Pine County

Traffic impacts

2018 Traffic
April – May 2018
I-35 lane closures northbound and southbound

June – October 2018
I-35 restricted to two lanes (one in each direction)

2019 Traffic
June – October 2019
I-35 restricted to three lanes:
One is southbound and two in northbound direction Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
One is northbound and two in southbound direction Sundays and Mondays

April 2019 – October 2019
Planned Hwy 70 and County Road 7 bridge replacements

Project Engineer, Andrew Deming, talks about the I-35 Snake River project and offers tips to motorists.

Watch this short video.


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

Overview map of the projects on I-35 between Duluth and Pine City

Help us get the word out

MnDOT wants to be sure that as many people as possible are aware of this project and potential traffic delays. Please feel free to print this poster and post at your place of business or at other places where people will see it. Thanks you!

About this project

Summary of work

  • Construct four new bridges at the Snake River, Hwy 70 and County Road 7
  • Seven miles of resurfacing using unbonded concrete overlay

I-35 Snake River Construction Schedule
April 2018 – October 2018
First stage: Construct seven miles of northbound I-35 pavement and the northbound I-35 Snake River Bridge.
Second stage: Construct seven miles of southbound I-35 pavement.

April 2019 – October 2019
First stage: Construct Hwy 70 overpass
Second stage: Construct the southbound I-35 Snake River Bridge
Third stage: Construct the County Road 7 overpass