Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-90 repaving

Austin

Update

Traffic on I-90 between Albert Lea and Austin will begin Oct. 1 using the eastbound lanes again and ramp detours will be removed.

Motorists had been traveling in single lanes in each direction in the westbound lanes while crews paved the eastbound lanes with concrete. Ramp detours at Freeborn County Road 46 and Hwy 105 have been lifted, too.

Construction crews will continue to be on site for a few more weeks and motorists should be alert to work zone speed limits. Motorists will be traveling in single lanes in the westbound and eastbound lanes to allow for work that’s taking place in the median.

Summary of work

Map of I-90 resurfacing  project location
I-90 resurfacing project map,
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In 2020, MnDOT will be resurfacing eastbound Interstate 90 from Freeborn County Road 46 east of Albert Lea to Highway 105 at Austin. The unbonded concrete overlay will only be on eastbound lanes, but it will affect ramps and traffic in both directions. Minimal amount of culvert work will be done which will impact west and east bound traffic also.

Traffic management

  • Motorists should be alert to work zone speed limits. Motorists will be traveling in single lanes in the westbound and eastbound lanes to allow for work that’s taking place in the median.