I-35 northbound rest area at Heath Creek to close May 4 for construction
FARIBAULT, Minn. – The northbound Interstate 35 Heath Creek Rest Area north of Faribault will close on May 4 until July while crews make improvements to the site, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Project work includes:
- Repaving existing parking lots and access ramps
- Reconstructing sidewalks along rest area parking lots
- Upgrading and expanding parking lot lighting systems
Ulland Brothers is the contractor for the $2.6 million project.
To find a rest area in Minnesota, use MnDOT’s website search tool to learn about services and access at each site: mndot.gov/restareas.
To learn more about the project and sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/i35-heath-creek-nb. Join the southeastern Minnesota Facebook group facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast to hear about MnDOT construction projects and activities.
MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay at Home executive order. Following guidance from state and federal health officials, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.
Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:
- Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution
- Stay alert; work zones constantly change
- Watch for workers and slow moving equipment
- Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
- Minimize distractions behind the wheel
- Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times