Resurfacing project begins on I-35

Mn/DOT began a resurfacing project on I-35 between one mile north of Hwy. 8 near Forest Lake and Hwy. 95 in North Branch this week. 

Paving will begin on the inside, northbound lanes and traffic will be restricted to a single lane.

The project is scheduled to be completed in August 2011.

Most of the work that requires lane restrictions and ramp closures will be done during off-peak times.

The project also includes fencing repairs and new pedestrian ramps and accessible pedestrian signals.

This project will require lane closures; however, southbound lane closures will be prohibited weekdays between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., while northbound lane closures will be prohibited weekdays between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Lane closures will not be allowed weekends, except northbound lane restrictions can start after 8 p.m., Sunday evenings.

Also this week, a Washington County project to remove the Co. Rd. 2 (Broadway Avenue) bridge will begin in Forest Lake.

This work will coincide with Mn/DOT’s work on I-35 and may cause additional traffic back-ups. For details on the Broadway Avenue bridge project visit:

Mn/DOT is resurfacing the pavement on I-35 because it has reached the end of its expected life cycle.

When completed this resurfaced section of I-35 will be smoother, quieter and safer.

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