This week MnDOT officials gave an update to Pine County leaders on road construction happening this summer in the area.
In addition to the bridges on I-35 over the Snake River being replaced, 7.24 miles of road stretching from Rock Creek to Henriette Road will be redone. The 7.24 mile block of road will cost $21.5 million and the north and southbound bridges over the Snake River are $8.5 million.
Pine County Board Chairman Steve Hallan expressed the magnitude of the project at the April 3rd county board meeting.
“22 million dollars to get from Rock Creek to right out here basically. 22 million. So get your arms around that."
While expensive, Hallan said the cost is well worth it.
“If you're driving down the road and you're on a really bad stretch of road, you're going to wish they had spent 22 million."
The project of resurfacing the 7.24 miles will begin at the Chisago/Pine County line and end at Henriette Road/County Road 11.
Construction is set to begin April 16th.