Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 24, 2018

Traffic Switch on Interstate 35 Snake River Bridge Project begins Friday, April 27 in Pine County

Duluth, Minn. – Motorists travelling on I-35 will encounter a traffic switch at the Snake River Bridges beginning Friday, April 27 in Pine County.

Current left lane closures are in place as crews work to construct bypasses and ramp crossovers in the median of I-35.

Beginning Friday, April 27 the northbound Snake River Bridge will be closed and traffic will shift to the southbound side of the interstate and be reduced to a single lane in each direction.

The traffic switch comes sooner than originally anticipated due to construction schedule changes made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

“These schedule changes will allow for the completion of construction on both northbound and southbound Snake Bridges in 2018,” said Andrew Deming, Project Engineer. “Another benefit of the schedule change will be a reduction to I-35 traffic impacts in 2019.”

Motorists should expect delays and use caution when traveling through the work area.

For more information please visit mndot.gov/d1/projects/i35snakeriver/.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.