Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35 Snake River bridge replacement project

In Pine County

Traffic impact

I-35 Snake River project
I-35 Snake River project
  • The Hwy 70 bridge over I-35 has been demolished.
  • Highway 70 traffic is being detoured to Highway 7 in Pine City through mid-July.
  • Hwy 70 bridge: Closed from April 15 through July
  • County Road 7 bridge: Will be closed from July through October.
  • There will be a three week closure of the northbound and southbound I-35 ramps at County Road 7 for reconstruction. This will most likely occur in August or September of 2019.
  • When the northboound 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.
  • When the southbound ramps are closed, traffic will exit I-35 at Hwy 11, travel south on Hwy 61 into Pine City and then will be able to enter I-35 at the Hwy 7 ramps.  
  • I-35: Will be closed for three days in July, I-35 traffic will be detoured over the County Road 7 ramps

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.