Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-90 Fairmont to Blue Earth

Project Overview

Sixteen miles of westbound and eastbound I-90 between Hwy 15 in Fairmont and the Blue Earth River will be resurfaced and bridges will be repaired.

I-494 Ramp Closures
I-90 Fairmont to Blue Earth project map. Click for larger view.

Traffic Impacts

  • No detour for I-90 through traffic is expected
  • Westbound and eastbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to a single lane in a head-to-head configuration
  • Anticipate periodic ramp closures at the following locations:
    • I-90 & Hwy 15
    • I-90 & 260th Ave (CR 53)
    • I-90 & 320th Ave (CR 1)
  • Expect periodic bridge closures at 230th Ave, 290th Ave (CR 59), 320th Ave (CR 1), and 345th Ave (CR 5)
  • 2019 map of traffic impacts (Complete on Nov. 1, 2019)
  • 2020 map of traffic impacts

Summary of Work

  • Resurface traffic lanes, shoulders, and ramps with concrete for long-term pavement improvements
  • Repair and rehabilitate bridges on or over I-90, including: bridges over Center Creek, 230th Ave, 290th Ave (CR 59), 320th Ave (CR 1), and 345th Ave (CR 5)
  • Improve drainage by cleaning, repairing, or replacing pipes and culverts
  • Add interchange lighting at 260th Ave (CR 53) and 320th Ave (CR 1)