Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35 North Metro Split   

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About this project

I-35 North Metro Split project area location map

I-35 North Metro Split project location map

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Six miles of I-35 from just south of the I-35 split to a half mile north of Hwy 8 at the Chisago/Washington county line were resurfaced. Road resurfacing helps to preserve and extend the use of the pavement. The work also included replacing three bridges.

Summary of work

  • Resurfaced existing pavement
  • Replaced the Hwy 97 bridge over I-35 with a diverging diamond interchange for better traffic flow and improved safety
  • Updated crosswalks at Hwy 97 to meet modern accessibility standards
  • Replaced the flyover ramp from WB Hwy 8 to SB I-35 with a loop ramp
  • Replaced the WB Hwy 8 bridge over I-35
  • Replaced the NB I-35W bridge over SB I-35E
  • Drainage improvements
2020 - Completed
  • Installed permanent road striping
  • Finished curb and gutter
  • Installed median and sidewalk at Hwy 97 diverging diamond interchange
  • Put in guardrail, overhead signage and fencing
  • Finished electrical work
2019 - Completed
  • Resurfaced I-35 from the I-35W/I-35E split to Hwy 97
  • Resurfaced I-35W just south of the split
  • Constructed the new Hwy 8 ramp/bridge over I-35
  • Resurfaced I-35E just south of the split
  • Constructed the south half of new Hwy 97 bridge over I-35 and reconstructing all ramps at the interchange
2018 - Completed
  • Resurfaced I-35 from Hwy 97 to Hwy 8
  • Constructed the north half of new Hwy 97 bridge over I-35
  • Finished embankment work and general site preparation occurred for the new Hwy 8 bridge/ramp
  • Began construction of new I-35W bridge over I-35E
  • Prepared site, including adding temporary pavement and removing trees and bushes in the construction zone