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News Release
Updated Aug. 17, 2009

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Work on two I-94 overpasses in Stearns County
Minnesota federal economic stimulus bridge projects

ST. CLOUD, Minn.- Work to replace two bridge deck structures that overpass Interstate 94 in Stearns County is began May 11.

Federal economic stimulus projectThe structures are at Stearns County Highway 143, west of Clearwater, and Stearns County Highway 186, east of Sauk Centre.

The project is one of nearly 100 Minnesota road and bridge projects that will be funded with $502 million in federal economic stimulus dollars.

Crews will remove and replace the deck surfaces, and paint the bridges’ sub-structures. All work is anticipated to be complete by the end of September.

Motorists should be alert to the following traffic impacts:

Interstate 94:
Open to traffic. Periodic lane and shoulder closures at the overpasses
Stearns County
Highway 143 west of Clearwater:
Closed at the bridge. County traffic detoured via Hwy 24 and Stearns County Highways 145 and 44 (seven miles) Detour map
Stearns County
Highway 186
at Sauk Centre:
BRIDGE COMPLETED; detour lifted Thursday evening, Aug. 13.

Lunda Construction is the prime contractor for the $1.5 million bridge rehabilitation projects, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was signed into law Feb. 17, 2009.

For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel information, visit www.511mn.org.

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