Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 27, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Lane closures planned on I-94 May 28-29 near Alexandria, Barnesville

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Interstate 94 will encounter intermittent delays and lane closures Wednesday, May 28, west of Alexandria and Thursday, May 29, near Barnesville for work on the CapX2020 transmission line project.

Traffic will reduce to a single lane in each direction during daytime hours while crews work near the interstate.

Crews will use a helicopter to string power lines over the roadway. Minnesota State Patrol troopers will be on site to assist travelers through the work zone.

Motorists may be required to stop briefly. As they approach the work zone, drivers should slow down, be alert and keep traveling, unless directed by law enforcement.

Several additional I-94 wire crossings will occur between Alexandria and Barnesville this summer and fall.

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
Work between Alexandria and St. Cloud on the transmission line will be completed in late summer 2014. Construction on the final segment of the project between Alexandria and Fargo is scheduled for completion in mid-2015. In addition to helicopters flying in close proximity to the structures along I-94, implosive connectors will also be used to splice transmission conductor joints and connect conductor to the structures. The split second detonation creates a flash and a loud boom.
  

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