The I-90 Bridge spans the Mississippi River between Dresbach, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Built in 1967, it is a 2,490-foot-long, 4-lane bridge.
The existing, fracture-critical bridge has narrow shoulders that cause lane closures when vehicles are stranded or during routine maintenance operations. Current interchange geometry creates difficult and unsafe traffic movements for commuter traffic.
- Minnesota / Wisconsin Line
Project Letting – Oct. 19, 2012
Construction –Late 2012/early 2013 through 2016
- $175-$225 million
Accessibility and state highway projects
All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects--must include evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals. Learn more about Accessibility and MnDOT
Specifics for this project
- Installing curb cuts and truncated domes at intersections as required.
- A 12-foot-wide common use pedestrian/bike path in the north and south directions for the Mississippi River Trail and to the Dresbach Rest Area and Travel Information Center.
- A pedestrian/bike bridge over southbound Highway 61 to eliminate crossings of high-speed roadways.
- A new ADA accessible pedestrian loop at the Dresbach Rest Area.
Cyclists and pedestrians
Pedestrians and cyclists travelling on the Mississippi River Trail will be detoured along the Apple Blossom Trail during the construction of the new interchange. The detour is to remain in place until further notice and circumvents the current Mississippi River Trail corridor from LaCrescent to approximately 5.5 miles north of Dakota.