About the project
I-94 is one of the fastest growing corridors in the state, connecting Central Minnesota to the Twin Cities. In summer, it serves a high volume of recreational traffic. The posted speed is 70 mph. By 2025, actual travel speeds are expected to drop to 56 mph.
Current traffic volumes from St. Cloud to Collegeville range from 30,000 to 41,500 vehicles per day. Traffic volumes increase from 35,500 east of Hwy 15 in St. Cloud to 72,000 east of St. Michael. In 2030, traffic volumes are projected to be more than 58,000 east of Hwy 15 in St. Cloud and more than 125,000 east of St. Michael.
- Both lanes of I-94 will be resurfaced with a concrete overlay from Stearns CR 75 in St. Cloud /St. Augusta to Hwy 24 in Clearwater. Shoulders and ramps will also be resurfaced.
- Pavement improvements will be made from Wright CR 75 in Monticello to the Crow River Bridge in St. Michael. The concrete surface will be repaired on the westbound lanes, and blacktop resurfaced on the eastbound lanes in Albertville. Shoulders and ramps will also be resurfaced.
- I-94 will be reconstructed in Monticello from Hwy 25 to Wright CR 18; includes a raised concrete median barrier, auxiliary lanes and a modified eastbound loop and ramp off Hwy 25 to allow vehicles more room to accelerate before merging onto I-94.
- Resurfacing is planned for the St. Cloud/Collegeville area from Stearns CR 159 to Stearns CR 75 and Stearns CR 75 to the Sauk River; includes shoulders and ramps.
- Increased safety and mobility
- Decreased maintenance costs