Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 9, 2014

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Lane changes begin for I-90 and Hwy 61 traffic at Dresbach Bridge


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists will encounter traffic lane changes on Interstate 90 and Hwy 61 at the Dresbach Bridge in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Westbound traffic on Interstate 90 will be routed onto the eastbound lanes beginning Friday, May 9. Traffic will be single lane in each direction.

On Saturday, May 10, northbound Hwy 61 traffic will be routed onto the southbound lanes south of I-90. Traffic will be single lane in each direction.

The work is related to the I-90 Dresbach Bridge project, a $187 million effort that will replace the current bridge and includes improvements to Hwy ramps. Work is expected to be complete in 2016.

Other closures remain in place. The westbound I-90 ramp to get to southbound Hwy 61 remains closed along with the Dresbach rest area and traveler information center and won’t open until 2016. Signs for detours guide motorists. For more information on the project go to the MnDOT project page at www.dot.state.mn.us/dresbachbridge/index.html. There is also a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DresbachBridge.

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

For real-time traffic and travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.