Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Oct. 23, 2017

I-90 closure planned west of Dresbach Bridge to install 'Welcome to MN' sign

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Westbound Interstate 90 motorists will encounter daytime right lane closures beginning Oct. 24 west of the Dresbach Bridge as crews install the state entry monument, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The lane closure is expected to be in place during through Oct. 31. The lane closure will be in effect during the work day, but taken down each night.

Learn more about the state entry monuments at MnDOT’s website at: www.dot.state.mn.us/restareas/entry-signs/entry-monuments.html

MnDOT maintains three types of state entry signs scaled to the traffic volume of the various entry roads:

 Major Entrance Monument (12 total)
Monument-style signs are located on interstate highways and highway routes with the highest traffic volume.

Secondary Entrance Monument (20 total)
Historic and historic-style monuments of stone and wood are mostly located on highways with moderate traffic volume. Minnesota has 16 of these entry monuments that are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Minor Entrance Sign (33 total)
Metal signs located on highway entrance routes with the lowest traffic volume.

The monument work is related to the Dresbach Bridge project, which included the construction of a new I-90 crossing over the Mississippi River and reconstruction of the Highway 61/14 and I-90 interchange. The $187.5 million project began in late 2012 and was completed in November 2016.

To learn more about the Dresbach Bridge project and sign up for email updates, go to www.dot.state.mn.us/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 updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.