Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-90 Corridor Preservation

SW Minnesota – Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Martin and Faribault Counties

Traffic impacts

I-90 corridor map showing 2016 construction project between Worthington and Rushmore

2016 construction

Watch for two-way, two-lane traffic with reduced speeds during construction. Go to 511mn.org for the latest restrictions.

Rushmore to Worthington, westbound lanes

  • Prep work begins August 1, 2016
  • Paving starts in September, 2016
  • Project completed by October 28, 2016
  • Ramps at Hwy 60 interchange in Worthington remain open for the entire project
  • The ramps at Co. Rd. 25 and Highway 59 will close, but not at the same time

Worthington to Round Lake, eastbound lanes

  • Hwy 60 ramps at Worthington remain open during construction
  • Nobles County Road 53 ramps closed
  • Hwy 264 ramps closed at Brewster/Round Lake
  • Project completed by October 28, 2016

Crossover and pond construction at Fairmont

  • Watch for periodic lane and shoulder closures
  • No detours planned

About this project

The pavement on I-90 is old and in need of repair. Constructed in the 1970’s the bridges are approaching 50 years and nearing the end of their service life. MnDOT will invest $50 million in savings and $30 million of District 7 funds into the rural interstate system to improve performance. The $80 million investment will improve 120 miles of some of the poorest interstate pavements and an additional $20 million will be invested to repair the bridges.

Future construction

2017

  • Bridge Repairs at SD Border (2), Beaver Creek (2)
    • Construction dates TBD
    • Hwy 23 ramps remain open during construction
    • Rock County Road 4 ramps at Beaver Creek closed
    • Travel Information Centers remain open during construction
  • Sherburn to Fairmont (WB mill & overlay and bridge repairs)
    • Map of construction stages
    • Construction dates TBD
    • Ramps at Hwy 4 in Sherburn will remain open during construction
    • Martin County Road 39 ramps in Fairmont and Hwy 263 in Welcome will be closed, but at different times to limit detour length.
    • Martin County Road 39 ramp - there will be an effort to keep open during harvest
    • Ramps at Hwy 15 - there will be an effort to keep them open during Sturgis Rally

2018

  • Luverne – Magnolia (WB – concrete pavement repair)

Completed work

2016 construction (March through July)

I-90 traffic reduced to single lane in each direction; ramp closures and head-to-head traffic. Go to 511mn.org for the latest restrictions.

Round Lake to Lakefield, westbound lanes

  • Westbound Hwy 86 ramps closed, detour via Jackson Country Road

2015

  • Hwy 22 – Hwy 109 near Alden (EB & WB lanes - concrete overlay)
    • May 5 - October 22 - COMPLETE
  • Round Lake -  Sherburn (WB & EB lanes - combination of concrete and asphalt overlay)
    • NOTE: Traffic impacts from this project in 2015 will be removed by Aug. 18 until 2016 construction season
      • May 26, 2015 - Fall 2015 - EB LANES COMPLETE
      • March 28, 2016 - July 2016 - Westbound lanes, Hwy 86 ramps
  • Adrian – Rushmore (EB lanes - concrete overlay)
    • June 15 - September - COMPLETE

2014

  • Bridge Repairs at Adrian (4), Jackson (4) and Blue Earth (7) - COMPLETED 2014