Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 3, 2013

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Helicopter work planned along I-94 between Alexandria and Freeport; Motorists urged not to gawk or stop in work zones

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists traveling Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Freeport this summer may notice a helicopter and crew working near the interstate starting Monday, June 3.

The CapX2020 utilities will use a helicopter to string conductor (wire) along several transmission structures that were installed along I-94.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Transportation and the CapX2020 utilities urge motorists to avoid gawking at the helicopter work and keep moving through the work zone.

For more information about the 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. 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. Crews completed foundation work in March. The 78-mile segment is expected to be in service in May 2014.

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones