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I-94/Hwy 29 Interchange Area Project

Alexandria interchange reconstruction and Hwy 29 four-lane expansion project

Project Features

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, along with Douglas County and the city of Alexandria, will rebuild the I-94/Hwy 29 interchange and expand Hwy 29 to four lanes south of I-94 in 2015-2016. Work is expected to begin in July of 2015 and continue through the 2016 construction season.
Alexandria I-94/Hwy 29 Project Map

I-94/Hwy 29 interchange reconstruction

  • Remove and replace current bridges
  • Rebuild current ramps
  • Regrade nearby frontage roads and side streets

Hwy 29 four-lane expansion

  • From 1/4-mile south of County Hwy 28 to 1/3-mile north of 50th Avenue in Alexandria
  • County Hwy 28 realigned to cross Hwy 29 in line with County Road 87
  • Roundabout constructed at Hwy 29 and County Hwy 28/County Road 87

50th Avenue South

This project also includes access improvements to 50th Avenue.

Layout

Click here for the latest design layout for the project (4 MB PDF)

Construction Open House

Wednesday, May 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn off of I-94 and Hwy 29. Short presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Traffic impacts

There are no traffic impacts at this time. Access to local businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

 

Public Involvement

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites businesses and the public to learn more about the Interstate 94/Highway 29 interchange reconstruction and Highway 29 four-lane expansion project in Alexandria set to begin this year.

Open House

  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27
  • Holiday Inn, 5637 Highway 29 South, Alexandria
  • A short presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn about the project timeline, detours and anticipated traffic impacts.

Representatives from MnDOT, contractor Central Specialties and the project consultant SEH will be available at the meeting to answer questions.

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About this project

Why this project is needed

  • Existing and future operation of interchange which is characterized by inadequate spacing between intersections
  • Future operation of Hwy 29 south of I-94 as area continues to grow
  • Traffic congestion along 50th Avenue

Background

This proposed project is the result and recommendation that was brought forward from the Alexandria Area 2030 Transportation Study (completed in March 2011). For additional information regarding this Study, click here.