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News Release
April 11, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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I-94 bridge project in Douglas County resumes April 16


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists in Douglas County may encounter delays beginning Monday, April 16, when the Douglas County Road 1 bridge project on Interstate 94 resumes two miles east of the Evansville/Elbow Lake exit.


Douglas County Road 1 motorists will encounter lane closures and a two-week detour while crews complete repairs and painting beneath the bridges. I-94 motorists may encounter brief shoulder and lane closures while crews remove temporary crossovers. All work will be completed in approximately one month, weather permitting.


The bridge resurfacing and painting project began in May 2011. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in fall 2011, but was extended due to last year’s state government shutdown.


The bridge work will prolong the life of the bridges and improve safety and mobility along the I-94 corridor.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information, visit, call 5-1-1 or log on to


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