Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 20, 2018

Interstate 35 traffic switch scheduled July 23, 27 near Pine City

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on I-35 near Pine City will be diverted to the northbound lanes of the freeway Monday evening, July 23. The switch will occur at the Pine/Chisago County line and at the Snake River Bridge.

Motorists will be diverted back to the southbound lanes for approximately one-half mile, while the northbound Snake River Bridge is completed. Then traffic will be separated onto the existing southbound and northbound lanes.

All traffic had been using the southbound lanes during the reconstruction of the northbound Snake River Bridge and resurfacing of 6.5 miles of pavement from the Pine/Chisago County border to the bridge.
On Friday, July 27, the remaining one-half mile of pavement work will be complete on the northbound lanes and traffic will be placed in a two lane, two way configuration on the northbound lanes. This configuration will remain in place through October 2018.

A 12-foot width restriction will be in place.

The next stages for the project will be to demolish the southbound I-35 Bridge, build a new bridge and resurface the southbound lanes.

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

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