I-35 Faribault project completes first year of construction
Faribault, Minn. – The first year of the Interstate 35 project at Faribault was completed on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and the road and highway ramps are fully open again to traffic in preparation for winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
In 2023, work included construction of median crossover lanes, resurfacing southbound I-35 between Bagley Avenue/Western Avenue and Rice County Road 48, and rehabilitating the flyover ramp (southbound Lyndale Avenue) from Highland Place to southbound I-35 and the northbound ramp at Highway 21. All of those roads are open now as are the I-35 lanes through this area.
Work will resume in the spring of 2024. Crews will resurface northbound and southbound I-35 and reconstruct ramps at Rice County Road 48, Highway 60, and Highway 21.
The project will extend the life of I-35 and create a smoother, safer ride for motorists.