Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35 Bridge and Pavement Replacement


Traffic impacts

I-35 Bridge replacement project layout
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Road closures

  • Steele County Road 2/Hoffman Drive closed beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15 through 5 a.m., Monday, May 18. Traffic will re-open through County Road 2/Hoffman Drive at I-35 Monday morning. If work is completed earlier, the road will reopen at that time. Motorists traveling west from Owatonna will have access to the northbound I-35 ramp at Hoffman Drive.
  • Currently, motorists will see single-lane, head-to-head traffic on I-35 in Owatonna as well as offramp and onramp closures for northbound traffic. Northbound traffic is crossed over into the southbound lanes of I-35 south of Bridge Street. Northbound traffic will continue in a single lane, while southbound uses the other lane. Northbound traffic will cross back over to two lanes north of Steele County Road 2.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replace 4 bridges on I-35
  • Replace I-35 pavement from Hoffman Drive interchange to south of Lemond Road
  • Add auxiliary lanes between Hoffman Drive interchange and Bridge Street interchange
  • Safety improvements at Hoffman Drive SB on ramp to I-35.


    • $19.1 million