Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35 Willow River

Willow River

Traffic impacts

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Bituminous pavement being placed using the "echelon paving" method. An echelon paving operation uses two pavers that operate side-by-side. This is the first echelon paving project in MnDOT District 1. Echelon paving results in a higher quality pavement with a longer service life. Over 100,000 tons of bituminous pavement have been placed on this project as of late-July

Motorists may encounter temporary, single lane closures on northbound and southbound I-35 until the project is completed in September.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Pavement resurfacing and rehabilitation
  • New guardrail
  • Tree clearing
  • Repair of drainage structures
  • New lighting at interchanges
  • ADA improvements will be made in the General Andrews Rest Area