Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 10, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Interstate 94 bridge work near Fergus Falls begins April 14

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls will experience lane closures and possible delays beginning Monday, April 14, weather permitting.

Crews will reconstruct the westbound bridge deck on I-94 over Otter Tail County Road 21.

For approximately two weeks, motorists will experience lane closures while crews prepare the work site.

For the remainder of the project, all traffic on I-94 will shift to the eastbound lanes while crews reconstruct the westbound bridge.

Flaggers will control traffic on Otter Tail County Road 21, when necessary.

Work is expected to last through late July.

Last year crews reconstructed the eastbound bridge deck.

This project re-uses the existing beams and bridge substructure, which are in satisfactory condition. The new bridge decks will extend the life of the bridges and result in a smoother road surface. This project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov