Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35W/I-35E & I-35

Lino Lakes, Columbus, Forest Lake

About this project

I-494 Ramp Closures
I-35E/I-35W from Lino Lakes to Forest Lake.

Six miles of I-35 from just south of the I-35 split to a half mile north of Hwy 8 at the Chisago/Washington county line will be resurfaced. Road resurfacing helps to preserve and extend the use of the pavement. The work will also include replacing three bridges.

Summary of work

  • Resurface existing pavement
  • Update crosswalks at Hwy 97 to meet modern accessibility standards
  • Remove and replace bridges:
    • Hwy 8 over I-35
    • Hwy 97 over I-35
    • I-35W over I-35E

Traffic impacts

  • I-35 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction during work
  • Access to I-35 at Hwy 8, Broadway Avenue Forest Lake rest stop, Hwy 97/Co Rd 23 will be impacted during construction
  • A large portion of this work will likely result in congestion and delays
  • Temporary lane closures and detours