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Interstate 94 traffic switch complete from St. Cloud, Clearwater
Major delays expected; motorists should plan travel
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Both directions of Interstate 94 are reduced to a single lane on the westbound side of the interstate from Highway 24 in Clearwater to Stearns County Road 75 in St. Cloud as of 1:35 p.m. today. The switch is needed as construction crews begin resurfacing work on a 7.5 mile stretch of the busy interstate.
Motorists travelling I-94 between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud should expect major delays in both directions. 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 www.511mn.org for real-time traffic information prior to travel.
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.
For detailed project information, including current schedule, travel information and tips on navigating, or to sign up for project emails, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/i94/.