Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 4, 2020

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Northbound Interstate 35 ramps at Rush City will temporarily close May 8

ROSEVILLE, Minn. —Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 near Rush City in Chisago County will encounter ramp closures and detours at County Road 1/Rush Lake Road on May 8, weather permitting.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Friday, May 8, the following ramps will temporarily close:

  • Northbound I-35 exit ramp to County Road 1/Rush Lake Road
  • County Road 1/Rush Lake Road ramp to Northbound I-35

The closures are needed so crews can resurface the ramps. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow more time to reach their destination.  The ramps are expected to reopen by May 29.

This work is part of the larger I-35 Harris to north of Rush City project and includes concrete pavement and ramp resurfacing designed to improve ride quality and pavement condition and enhances roadside safety. The project is expected to be complete by August.

More about this project

Visit the I-35 Road Resurfacing project website for more details about traffic impacts and detours during construction: mndot.gov/metro/projects/i35harris.

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay at Home executive order. We are being as flexible as possible with schedules during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward and minimize the impact to motorists. Following guidance from state and federal health officials, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.