I-90 Dresbach Bridge lane closures end as project nears completion
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Traffic barrels, barricades and cones were removed from the roadways Thursday, Oct. 6 as work on the Interstate 90 Dresbach Bridge construction project winds down toward completion, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Nearly all of the traffic control devices that closed driving lanes through I-90 and Highway 61 in the construction zone are gone. Only a few remaining areas are closed off where the contractor, Ames Construction, is doing cleanup work and making minor adjustments in preparation for completion and the winter season.
“It’s a very tangible symbol of how close we are to completion, but we still ask that motorists continue to remain attentive driving through this area,” said Mark Anderson, MnDOT project engineer for the Dresbach Bridge construction project. “Workers will be in the area doing cleanup work, and work continues just past our project in Wisconsin on some of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation construction projects.”
The Dresbach Bridge project includes constructing a new I-90 crossing over the Mississippi River and reconstructing the Highway 61/14 and I-90 interchange.
The $187.5 million project began in late 2012 and will be completed in early November.
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.