Trunk Highway 8

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Project Updates and Field Activities

The Highway 8 Project continues to progress. Chisago County has been successful in identifying nearly half the funding needed to construct the project and continues to seek additional funding sources. Preliminary roadway plans that were presented at the last (virtual) open house are currently in the review process, and the environmental documentation is being developed. To better inform both of these processes, field work will need to be conducted as follows:

2021 Planned Field Activities

Soil borings will be collected within the available Right-of-Way beginning October 11, 2021 and should take about 8 to 10 days. You may see drilling rigs alongside the roadway.

2022 Planned Field Activities

Additional soil borings, supplemental wetland delineations, and contamination investigations will be completed on private property. Letters will be sent out to affected properties.

  1. Project Background
  2. We're working to improve Highway 8
  3. Project Limits
  4. Project Timeline
  5. Project Update
  6. FAQs
  7. Open House Summary
economic growth and vitalityHighway 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.
commutersIn 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.
roadwayA proliferation of secondary roads and private driveways provide direct access to and from Highway 8 which contribute to safety and mobility issues.
crashThere have been a number of serious crashes in recent years, including 5 fatalities.


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.

Phone: 651-213-8700
Email Joe Triplett
313 N Main Street
Room 400
Center City, MN 55012

Project Partners

Chisago County
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Washington County

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