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News Release
August 23, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Interstate 90 traffic switch begins today in Winona County

Eastbound I-90, Highway 43 north ramps now open


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists will encounter new traffic patterns on Interstate 90 between Rushford and Houston beginning today, Tuesday, Aug. 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Both directions of traffic were previously routed on the westbound lanes. The new traffic pattern will route motorists on one eastbound and one westbound lane.

The switch will allow crews to remove the crossover medians that were used during construction, complete the guardrail and drainage work in the median and finish miscellaneous clean-up work.

The eastbound I-90 exit and entrance ramps at Highway 43 north (Winona exit) will now be open to traffic.

Motorists will experience a smoother ride surface when the project is completed in early September, weather permitting.

P.C.I. Roads is the prime contractor for the construction project.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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