Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Road Resurfacing Project

Harris, Rush City

Traffic impacts

project location map
I-35 Chisago/Pine County line to Harris project location map
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Specific information on traffic impacts will be provided as more details become available.

Lane closures

7 a.m. Wed, Sept. 5 through fall
  • I-35 in both directions will have off-peak daytime lane closures between Harris and the Chisago/Pine County line


  • I-35 will be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction.
  • Access at Rush City will be maintained with a short-term closure to reconstruct ramps.

About this project

A more than eight-mile section of I-35 between the city of Harris and the Chisago/Pine County line will undergo a concrete road resurfacing project. The work will include concrete pavement work, drainage updates and safety improvements. This section of I-35 was first paved in 1969. The road received pavement overlay treatments in 1987 and 2008.

Summary of work

  • Resurface concrete pavement
  • Remove and replace cable median barriers
  • Add rumble strips
  • Update drainage
  • Replace lighting at Rush City interchange


Fall 2018: Construct crossovers and emergency pullovers

Spring - Summer 2019: Construct southbound lanes with traffic on northbound alignment

Summer - Fall 2019: Construct northbound lanes with traffic on southbound alignment