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April 3, 2013



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I-94 resurfacing project begins today from St. Cloud, Clearwater

Monday’s anticipated start delayed due to cold weather Traffic Cams Click here for more detailed map (pdf) ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Westbound Interstate 94 is reduced to a single lane today between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud as resurfacing work begins on a 7.5 mile stretch of the busy interstate. The start of the project was delayed two days due to cold weather that prevented crews from placing pavement markings on the road to safely guide drivers through the work zone.


Eastbound I-94 traffic will experience lane closures and segments of two-lane traffic until the final switch is made late Thursday evening, weather permitting.  I-94 traffic will then be a single lane in each direction, head-to-head until early July, with the exception of Memorial Day weekend.


Motorists travelling I-94 between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud should expect major delays in both directions of the interstate between Clearwater and St. Cloud. Traffic forecasts show initial backups could extend five to seven miles, with summertime backups of 20 miles or more possible during peak travel periods. The longest backups are expected for weekend travelers.


Motorists should plan alternate routes, allow extra time for travel and check for real-time traffic information prior to travel.


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The closures are needed as crews resurface the road. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride, improved drainage and reduced short-term maintenance costs on 7.5 miles of busy interstate.