Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 27, 2013

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I-90 traffic restricted for resurfacing in July and August

Project includes 10 miles of cable median guardrail

MANKATO, Minn. — Interstate 90 traffic from Worthington to Jackson County Road 5 will be restricted to two-way by mid-July as crews resurface the westbound lanes.

Work will begin July 1 to build to the crossovers from westbound to eastbound and by mid-July all traffic will be carried in the eastbound lanes in a two-way traffic control situation.  I-90 motorists should expect reduced speeds and some delays until the resurfacing is complete in mid-August.

The project also includes adding 10 miles of cable median guardrail from Jackson County Road 5 through Worthington.  Installing the guardrail will take until mid-September to complete.

Cable median barrier prevents vehicles from crossing medians and hitting oncoming traffic. Installing cable median barrier in strategic locations helps prevent fatal and serious injury crashes. Additional information about cable median barriers is available at: www.mndot.gov/trafficeng/reports/cmbarrier.html.

Minnesota traffic safety efforts such as median barriers are components of Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), the state’s primary road safety initiative that is a partnership between DPS, MnDOT, Department of Health, the University of Minnesota and others. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes — education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response.

Knife River Corporation North Central of Sauk Rapids is the contractor on the $4,588,925 project.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org.

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