Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35 Snake River bridge replacement project

In Pine County

Traffic impacts

I-35 Snake River project
I-35 Snake River project
  • The ramps at Hwy 7 in Pine City are currently open.
  • The Hwy 7 southbound ramps are closed until approximately August 30. The ramps at Hwy 11 in Pine City and Hwy 70 in Rock Creek are open and may be used as alternatives.  
  • The County Road 7 bridge is closed through the end of October 2019.
  • Hwy 7 traffic is being detoured to Hwy 11 in Pine City and Hwy 70 in Rock Creek until the end of October 2019.
  • The northbound I-35 ramps at County Road 7 will close for three weeks in late-summer.
  • When the northbound ramps are closed, traffic will exit I-35 at Hwy 70, travel north on Hwy 61 into Pine City and then will be able to enter I-35 at the Hwy 11 ramps.
  • The ramps at Hwy 70 are open.
  • The new Hwy 70 bridge is open.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Construct four new bridges at the Snake River, Hwy 70 and County Road 7
  • Seven miles of resurfacing using unbonded concrete overlay

I-35 Snake River Construction (this work is completed)
April 2018 – October 2018
First stage: Construct seven miles of northbound I-35 pavement and the northbound I-35 Snake River Bridge.
Second stage: Construct seven miles of southbound I-35 pavement and the southbound I-35 Snake River Bridge.