Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 4, 2018

Northbound I-35 ramp to eastbound Hwy 8 in Forest Lake is now open

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Crews finished paving the area around the Highway 8 interchange in Forest Lake and were able to re-open the northbound I-35 ramp to eastbound Highway 8 ahead of schedule on Saturday morning, June 2.

The northbound I-35 ramp to eastbound Highway 8 is currently not scheduled to close again during this project.

Motorists are advised to check 511 for daily real-time traffic updates by visiting www.511mn.org or calling 5-1-1.

Traffic delays and backups are expected throughout the course of the two-year project. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

The work is part of the I-35 North Metro Split project, which includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange; replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Highway 97 interchange. Additional information is available at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.