Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35 Concrete Overlay


Traffic impacts

Interstate 35 overlay project
Interstate 35 from Rice County Road 9 to Highway 21 in Faribault

Single lane traffic in each direction on the northbound lanes of I-35 during construction to allow crews to prepare and pave the southbound lanes. Expect traffic backups during morning and afternoon commuting times and on weekends, because of high traffic volumes on this highway. Advance warning signs will alert drivers to traffic backups as they approach the construction zone.

The southbound I-35 exit ramp to Highway 21 in Faribault is closed. Crews will repave the exit ramp, extend the deceleration lane off southbound I-35 to Highway 21 and replace the approach panels for the bridge. The northbound I-35 exit ramp to Highway 21 will remain open during construction.

About this project

The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans an unbonded concrete overlay on four miles of southbound Interstate 35 at Faribault. Traffic to exit at southbound Exit 59 will be detoured during the work. Southbound traffic will be diverted onto the northbound lanes with traffic traveling in both directions on I-35 in the northbound lanes during the project.