Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Snake River bridge replacement project

In Pine County

Traffic impacts

  • The southbound I-35 ramps at Highway 7 near Pine City are closed through approximately August 23. Highway 7 ramp traffic is being detoured onto the southbound I-35 ramps at Highway 70 and Highway 11.
  • I-35 is reduced to two lanes (one in each direction) from the South Pine County Line to the Snake River in Pine City. This traffic configuration will remain in effect until September 2018.

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

Project Engineer, Andrew Deming, provides an undate (June 4, 2018) on 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 and the southbound I-35 Snake River Bridge.