Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 12, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Helicopters to string transmission wire across I-94 near Alexandria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 94 between Osakis and Alexandria will encounter intermittent delays on June 17 when CapX2020 crews use a helicopter to pull wires over the interstate. Traffic may stop temporarily during this work.

State Patrol troopers will be on site to assist travelers through the work zone. Motorists should expect to slow down and take direction from the troopers working in the area.

Work is expected to take less than an hour to complete, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded to keep their eyes on the road and to keep traveling through the work zone, unless directed by law enforcement.

Four additional I-94 wire crossings will occur between Alexandria and St. Cloud this summer. Additional information will be released in advance of those crossings.

For more information about the CapX2020 project, call 1-866-876-2869 or visit www.capx2020.com.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

About the CapX2020 Fargo-St. Cloud project
The Alexandria-St. Cloud work is the second phase of the CapX2020 Fargo-St Cloud 345 kV transmission line project. Starting in May 2013, transmission line crews will erect structures and string conductor (wire) between the Quarry Substation west of St. Cloud and the Alexandria Substation west of Alexandria. The 78-mile line is expected to be in service in May 2014.

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones