Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 8, 2016

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TRAVEL ALERT: I-94 traffic switches near Fergus Falls July 12

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – All traffic on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls will shift to the eastbound lanes starting Tuesday, July 12.

Crews have nearly completed work on the eastbound bridge over Otter Tail County Road 88 and will begin work on the westbound bridge.

A single lane of traffic will remain open in each direction through the work zone.

Speed limits on I-94 are reduced to 60 mph through the work zone. Motorists are reminded that violators will be fined a minimum of $300.

The bridge project began in early May and is expected to last through October.

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

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