Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Updated May 28, 2014

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UPDATE: Westbound I-94 ramps in Monticello close; westbound lanes switch to eastbound side of road May 31

I-94 speed limit is 55 mph through work zone


ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling through Monticello may encounter delays and slow traffic as the westbound lanes of I-94 between County Road 18 and Highway 25 are shifted to the eastbound side of the road beginning at 2 p.m. May 31.

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for local access via Chelsea Rd, Broadway/CR 75, CR 18 and Hwy 25.

Both directions of I-94 will have narrowed, temporary lanes with a reduced speed limit of 55 mph through early-Oct.

Also beginning May 31, the ramp from westbound I-94 to Highway 25 will close. Motorists traveling from westbound I-94 to local roads and businesses in Monticello will be directed to exit at County Road 18, about two miles before the closed Highway 25 ramp. The Highway 25 ramp will open in late-July/early-Aug.

These lane shifts and ramp closures were originally scheduled to begin May 21. That date was postponed following a pavement failure on the temporary westbound lanes.

Other I-94 ramps in Monticello will close as scheduled below.

  • The ramp from County Road 18 to westbound I-94 will close through early-Oct. A signed detour will direct motorists along local roads, to Highway 25, to westbound I-94.
  • The two ramps from Highway 25 to eastbound I-94 will remain closed through early-Oct. Motorists may access eastbound I-94 at County Road 18.
  • The ramp from Highway 25 to westbound I-94 is scheduled to close June 4.

The closures are part of a project to reconstruct and improve more than two miles of I-94 in Monticello. When complete in fall 2014, the project will improve efficiency on the interstate and local transportation systems by adding an auxiliary lane along westbound I-94, reconfiguring ramps from Highway 25 to eastbound I-94, upgrading signal systems and improving drainage.

To view and print a maps of the planned traffic changes and detours, or to get email updates with planned traffic changes and project updates delivered to your inbox, visit the I-94 Monticello website at www.mndot.gov/d3/monti/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.


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