Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 2, 2014

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Repair work begins on I-90 bridges near Blue Earth May 19

Traffic switched to two lanes, two-way by mid-June

MANKATO, Minn. – Interstate 90 motorists will encounter lane restrictions beginning May 19 as  prep work starts for 7 bridges on the I-90 system near Blue Earth set for major repair work..

By mid-June traffic will be reduced to two-way on two lanes with reduced speeds.  The westbound Blue Earth Rest Area will also be closed while crews work on the westbound lanes.  In late July, the work will switch to the eastbound lanes and the eastbound Blue Earth Rest Area will be closed. During the rest area closures, improvements will be made to the parking lots and sidewalks for accessibility.

The 7 I-90 bridges include:

  • 2 over Blue Earth River
  • 2 over Hwy 169
  • 2 over East Fork of the Blue Earth River
  • 1 over Faribault County Road 11

The project, which includes approach panels, joint work and bridge deck overlays, will be complete in September.  Lunda Construction Company was awarded the project with a bid of $2,759,288.

With this project, MnDOT is working to enhance a safe, efficient and effective transportation system and ensure that the transportation system with continue to serve the state for many years.      
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution in a work zone and reminds them never to enter a roadway that has been blocked with barricades or cones. 
For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .



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