Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 11, 2016

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Interstate 94 between Collegeville and St. Cloud shift to single lanes begins May 12

Significant delays possible, motorists should plan travel in advance

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling Interstate 94 between St. Cloud and Collegeville should plan their travel in advance and be prepared for slow or stopped traffic when the road shifts to a single lane east of Collegeville beginning Thursday, May 12.

Motorists should note the following:

  • Westbound I-94 between Highway 23 in St. Joseph and County Road 159 in Collegeville will be reduced to a single lane 24 hours per day beginning Thursday, May 12.
  • Eastbound I-94 between County Road 159 in Collegeville and Highway 15 in St. Cloud will be intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning Thursday, May 12. On Tuesday, May 17 the road will become a single lane 24 hours per day.
  • Backups of 5-8 miles are possible on eastbound I-94 Sundays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., with slow and go traffic expected during weekday rush hours.
  • Backups on westbound I-94 are expected Friday, May 13 for the 2016 Minnesota walleye fishing opener.
  • Congestion with slow and go traffic is expected during weekday rush hours.
  • All lanes of I-94 between St. Cloud and Collegeville will open permanently in fall 2016.

Motorists should check www.511mn.org before they travel, plan alternate routes and stagger travel times to avoid rush hours if possible.

The closures are part of two projects to resurface and improve segments of I-94 between St. Joseph and Collegeville, and repair two bridges at the I-94/Highway 15 interchange in St. Cloud. The combined projects will provide a smoother ride along six miles of I-94, improve drainage and safety, and extend the life of the bridges and roadway.

For more information on the projects, visit mndot.gov/d3/i94/.

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