Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Road Resurfacing Project

Harris, Rush City

Traffic impacts

project location map
I-35 Chisago/Pine County line to Harris project location map
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Lane closures

May through October 2019
  • I-35 is reduced to a single lane between the Chisago/Pine County line and just north of the city of Harris


Information about traffic impacts will be provided as details become available. All traffic impacts and project schedules are tentative and subject to change.

Ramp closures

September 2019
  • NB I-35 ramps to/from Rush City are closed

About this project

A more than eight-mile section of I-35 between the city of Harris and the Chisago/Pine County line will undergo a concrete road resurfacing project. The work will include concrete pavement work, drainage updates and safety improvements. This section of I-35 was first paved in 1969. The road received pavement overlay treatments in 1987 and 2008.

Summary of work

  • Resurface concrete pavement
  • Remove and replace cable median barriers
  • Add rumble strips
  • Update drainage
  • Replace lighting at Rush City interchange

Preliminary Construction Schedule

Fall 2018: Construct temporary crossovers and emergency pulloffs
March - June 2019: Construct SB lanes with all traffic on NB
       June 2019: SB Rush City ramps will close for 2-4 weeks
July 2019 – October 2019: Construct NB lanes with all traffic on SB
       Sept. 2019 – NB Rush City ramps will close for 2-4 weeks
Project Completion Date: Late October 2019