Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 24, 2016

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Five-day westbound I-90 lane closure begins near Austin for concrete repairs

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Westbound Interstate 90 motorists near Austin will encounter a right lane closure beginning on Monday, Oct. 24, as crews repair concrete pavement, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The right lane of westbound I-90 will be closed from exit 175 (near Hwy 105 in west Austin) to exit 163 (near Hayward) as crews repair the pavement. Work is expected to be completed by 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28.

In places, the pavement will be removed and replaced. During the process the lane will have gaps and breaks, which is why traffic will be restricted to a single lane in the westbound lanes. No restrictions will be placed for eastbound traffic.

To learn more about concrete repair, go to MnDOT’s Road Knowledge page at mndot.gov/information/roads/cpr.html.

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.

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