County Road J & I-35E Interchange

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County Road J from Centerville Road to Otter Lake Road – including the interchange with I-35E – is scheduled for reconstruction in 2024. Ramsey County is leading the project in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Anoka County, White Bear Township, North Oaks and Lino Lakes.

The existing I-35E and County Road J interchange –and the surrounding area – has several safety, congestion and access issues that impact pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Additional development is expected near the interchange in the next five years, which will increase traffic and worsen safety issues.

Three areas are targeted for improvement:

  • The I-35E and County Road J interchange.
  • County Road J from Centerville Road to Otter Lake Road.
  • Centerville Road from County Road J to Ash Street.

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  • Environmental analysis, preliminary design and community engagement: fall 2021 to 2023
  • Final design and community engagement: 2023-2024
  • Construction: spring-fall 2025

Community engagement

Community engagement began in late 2021. An online comment map was open Dec. 16, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022, to collect community feedback on safety, pedestrian and bicyclist access, congestion and access to businesses and neighborhoods.

A virtual engagement period took place through September 9, 2022. This included an opportunity to connect live with Ramsey and Anoka County staff to ask questions and provide feedback. A Story Map was available to provide feedback. 

Project documents

Public review and feedback took place through June 24, 2022, on the draft documentation below. 

Project area

Map showing project area along County Road J from Centerville Road to Otter Lake Road