Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Road Resurfacing Project

Harris, Rush City

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Lane closures

7 a.m. Mon, April 6 through mid-summer
  • I-35 is reduced to a single lane in both directions between Harris and Chisago/Pine Co. line

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Fri, May 8 through late May
  • The ramps to/from NB I-35 and Co. Rd. 1/Rush Lake Rd. are closed


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be added as details become available.

About this project

project location map
I-35 Chisago/Pine County line to Harris project location map
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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

Preliminary construction schedule

Fall 2018: Construct temporary crossovers and emergency pulloffs - Completed
March - June 2019: Construct SB lanes with all traffic on NB - Completed
       June 2019: SB Rush City ramps will close for 2-4 weeks - Completed
Spring 2020:
Construct NB lanes with all traffic on SB
       Early Summer 2020 – NB Rush City ramps will close for 2-4 weeks
Project Completion Date: Summer 2020