Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 5, 2013

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Additional overnight I-94 closure planned at Highway 78 tonight

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Interstate 94 will experience an overnight closure at Highway 78 near Ashby tonight.

Crews will close westbound and eastbound I-94 between 6 p.m. tonight and 6 a.m. Thursday.

Traffic will be diverted onto the Highway 78 exit ramps and immediately back onto the entrance ramps to I-94.

The additional closure is needed because work Monday and Tuesday nights progressed more slowly than anticipated.

During the overnight hours, crews will finish removing the existing bridge beams and pier caps above the traffic lanes. Additional overnight closures will occur in early July when crews place the new concrete beams and decking for the bridge.

When the project is complete in late August, motorists will notice a smoother and safer bridge.

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

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