Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 2, 2018

I-35 North Metro Split construction open house scheduled for March 6

ROSEVILLE, Minn. —The public is invited to attend an upcoming construction open house for the I-35 North Metro Split project on Tuesday, March 6. The open house will be held at the following time and location:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Forest Lake Senior Community Center
767 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Design layouts, schedule updates, traffic impacts and other information will be on display, and project staff will be available to answer questions. No formal presentation is scheduled.

The I-35 North Metro Split project includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 8; replacing the Highway 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange; and replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Highway 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a smoother surface and better ride quality; safety and traffic flow improvements at the Highway 97 interchange; and area drainage improvements.

Major construction for the project is anticipated to occur in 2018 and 2019. Motorists should anticipate long-term lane closures during each year of construction. To learn more about the project, visit

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also e-mail your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.