Motorists will be in single-lane traffic on Interstate 90 from east of Albert Lea to Austin beginning May 26.
Motorists will be traveling in single lanes each direction in the westbound lanes so crews can begin repaving 9 miles of the I-90 eastbound lanes. The $14.5 million project includes resurfacing eastbound I-90 from Freeborn County Road 46, east of Albert Lea, to Hwy 105 in Austin. Culvert work will also take place. Motorists will crossover from the eastbound lanes to the westbound lanes near Freeborn County 46 and then return to the eastbound lanes near Hwy 105.
The following detours will be in place for eastbound I-90 motorists using traffic ramps for Freeborn County Road 46 and Hwy 105:
- The entrance to eastbound I-90 from Freeborn County Road 46 will be closed and motorists will follow detour on Freeborn County Road 46 to I-90 in Austin
- Exit from eastbound I-90 to Freeborn County Road 46 will be closed. Motorists are to exit at Freeborn County Road 26 and follow it to Freeborn County Road 46
- Exit from eastbound I-90 to Hwy 105 will be closed. Motorists are to exit at Hwy 218/14th St NW and take 14th St NW to Hwy 105
Summary of work
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.