Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Nov. 22, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 8 in Chisago County opens today, Nov. 22

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Highway 8 is open to all vehicle traffic between Shafer and Taylors Falls.

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, construction crews have nearly completed all work on the five-mile section of the highway.  The work included replacing the existing pavement, constructing a single-lane roundabout, installing barrier, and stabilizing deteriorating slope areas.

Motorists should expect some off-peak lane closures in the coming weeks and next spring for minor cleanup work. The work will extend pavement life, update and repair drainage and improve intersection and road safety in the area. Thank you for your patience during construction.

For more information, visit the project’s web site: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy8/

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