Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 2, 2019

Northbound Interstate 35 ramp closures at Hwy 97 in Columbus rescheduled until further notice

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The northbound Interstate 35 traffic shift and Hwy 97 ramp closures in Columbus have been rescheduled, and will not be occurring on Monday, July 8. An update with more information will follow when a new date has been set.

The I-35 North Metro Split project includes resurfacing the existing pavement from the I-35W/I-35E split to Hwy 8; replacing the Hwy 97 bridge with a diverging diamond interchange; replacing the northbound I-35W bridge over I-35E and the westbound Hwy 8 bridge over I-35. The project will provide a better ride quality, as well as improve safety and traffic flow at the Hwy 97 interchange and is expected to be complete by fall 2019. Additional information is available at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35northmetrosplit.

There are several projects along the I-35 corridor this year. Please plan ahead, know your route and check the project website and 511 for updates: 511mn.org.