Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-94 Improvements

Rogers to St. Michael

Project wraps up

Traffic impacts

Location map - click for current traffic flowGood news-- the new eastbound lanes and ramps are open. However, motorists should still be alert to changes when traveling through the area. Both directions of I-94:

  • Periodic, non-rush hour lane closures with reduced speeds
  • Crews and equipment working along the interstate
  • Check 511mn.org before heading out

MnDOT thanks you for your continued patience during this two year, $28.3 million Corridors of Commerce funded improvement project.

Work status

  • Remove temporary pavement, barriers and signs
  • Complete other work as necessary


Wrap up work Oct 5- late Oct.
Construct eastbound Complete Oct. 5
Construct westbound Complete July 20

New lane, new learning curve
Please be sure to NOT use the newly constructed eastbound I-94 auxiliary lane between Hwy 241 and Hwy 101 to pass on the right (the auxiliary lane is the rightmost lane). It's designed only for vehicles entering and exiting eastbound I-94. It is NOT designed for passing, as the lane ends after only a short distance. If you use the new auxiliary lane to pass on the right, you could be ticketed. 

About this project

I-94 Improvements Rogers to St. Michael

Summary of work

Install capacity improvements between Hwy 101 in Rogers and Hwy 241 in St. Michael. Newsline article

COMPLETE: Eastbound I-94

  • Build an auxiliary lane from Hwy 241 to Hwy 101

COMPLETE: Westbound I-94

  • Extend the Hwy 101 exit ramp at Rogers
  • Install a third lane from Rogers to St. Michael
  • Construct a noise barrier on the north side of the interstate in Rogers

COMPLETE: Crow River bridges

  • Widen bridges, includes new support girders and deck surfaces

Photo of workzone - Sept. 2014
Looking southeast at I-94 towards Rogers. By JP Gillach


  • Add capacity and improve traffic flow
  • Alleviate congestion and rush hour backups on a heavily used freight and commuter route
  • Reduce congestion on secondary routesĀ 


Schedules are tentative and subject to change by contractors