Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 8 Drainage Improvement Projects

Forest Lake, Wyoming, Chisago City, Franconia Twp, Shafer Twp, Taylor Falls

Traffic impacts

Hwy 8 Drainange Improvement Projects
Hwy 8 Drainange Improvement Projects location map.
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Current

The dates for all traffic impacts are tentative, and may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Upcoming

Road closures

Mon, Sept, 10 though Fri., Sept. 14
  • Hwy 8 will be closed between Hazel Ave. and Pioneer Rd./Green Lake Trl./Co Rd. 23.
    • Primary EB Hwy 8 Detour: I-35, Hwy 22/Wyoming Trl.
    • Secondary EB Hwy 8 Detour: Hwy 61, Hwy 22
    • Primary WB Hwy 8 Detour: Green Lake Tl., Hwy 15/Manning Ave., Hwy 97/Scandia Trl., Hwy 61
    • View complete detour map (PDF)
Mon, Sept, 10 – Fri. Sept. 14 2018

Note: Local access to businesses and homes within the project area will be maintained during both project closures.

About these projects

Two drainage improvement projects are scheduled on Hwy 8 in Chisago and Washington Counties.  The first project is located on a six-mile section of Hwy 8 from Hwy 61 in Forest Lake to just north of 275th St. in Chisago City. The second project is on Hwy 8 between mile post 20 and mile post 21, south of Taylors Falls.

The work will address old drainage infrastructure along the highway and includes work on culverts, storm systems, and structures. The project also includes roadside safety work including guardrail upgrades and slope flattening at driveways and connecting roads.

Summary of work

August through September 2018

Hwy 8 between Hwy 61 in Forest Lake and just north of 275th St. in Chisago City

  • Repair or replace drainage structure
  • Line, replace and/or extend culverts
  • Update drainage filtration
  • Flatten slopes
  • Upgrade guardrail
  • Remove trees as needed

September 2018

Hwy 8 between mile post 20 and mile post 21 south of Taylors Falls

  • Replace existing drainage pipe
  • Scale loose rock
  • Rebuild lower section of pipe
  • Stabilize pipe connections