Minnesota Department of Transportation

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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, is rebuilding the I-94/Hwy 29 interchange and expanding Hwy 29 to four lanes south of I-94 in 2015 and 2016.

Work began in July 2015 and will continue through the fall of 2016. Weekly project updates are available by email or by clicking here.

The new roundabout is now open. More information on roundabouts.

Alexandria I-94/Hwy 29 Project Map

Current traffic impacts

  • Single-lane traffic through the work zone
  • All traffic shifted to the west bridge
  • Intermittent lane closures on I-94
  • Expect delays during peak traffic times
  • Beginning June 16 - a two-week closure of the east leg of 50th Avenue at Hwy 29 will begin. A detour will direct traffic to and from Hwy 29 via South Broadway and County Road 46.

2016 work

  • Remove and replace current I-94/Hwy 29 bridges
  • Rebuild I-94 ramps (Ramps will close for approximately two weeks in 2016)
  • Access adjustments at 50th Avenue South

2015 work (Completed)

  • Four-lane expansion of Hwy 29 from 1/4-mile south of County Hwy 28 to I-94
  • 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

Layout

Latest design layout for the project (4 MB PDF)

Construction Phase 1 and Phase 2 - 2015 construction (1 MB PDF)

Construction Phase 3 and Phase 4 - 2016 construction (1 MB PDF)

 

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).