Trunk Highway 8

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  1. Chisago County announces new project to improve safety on U.S. Highway 8

    Improving safety and mobility along U.S. Highway 8 from I-35 to Karmel Avenue. Read on...
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Project Background

 economic growth and vitality  Highway 8 is an important interregional corridor that serves a variety of transportation needs. It is vital to sustaining local commerce and energizing future economic growth and vitality.
 commuters  In recent years, Highway 8 has become increasingly strained due to high levels of daily commuters, large trucks hauling freight, and spikes in weekend recreational traffic.
 roadway  A proliferation of secondary roads and private driveways provide direct access to and from Highway 8 which contribute to safety and mobility issues.
 crash  There have been a number a serious crashes in recent years, including 4 fatalities.

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We're Working to Improve Highway 8

  • Chisago County is leading a project to get moving on identifying a long-term solution to improve safety and mobility along US Highway 8 from I-35 in Forest Lake to Karmel Avenue in Chisago County.
  • The first phase of this project will analyze a variety of alternatives along the corridor to address safety and mobility issues, while taking pedestrian and bicyclist needs into consideration.
  • The project will also explore the addition of pedestrian curb ramps, crosswalks, and a multi-use trail.

Project Timeline

TH 8 Timeline


For more information on this project, please visit our website where you can sign up for project updates, or contact Joe K. Triplett, PE, County Engineer.
Ph: 651-213-8700
313 N Main St
Room 400
Center City, MN 55012

Project Partners

Chisago County
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Washington County

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