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News Release
March 5, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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I-94 overnight lane closures scheduled for March 5 and March 6
Work resumes on the I-94 improvement project between the downtowns


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists may experience delays as lane closures on I-94 in Minneapolis and St. Paul occur overnight Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6.


On Monday, March 5 the left lane of westbound I-94 between Cretin Avenue/Vandalia Street and Franklin Avenue from 8 p.m. until midnight to move barriers. Two lanes on eastbound I-94 will also be closed between Hamline Avenue and Victoria Street from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. for electrical work.


On Tuesday, March 6 alternating lane closures will occur on westbound I-94 between Cleveland Avenue and Franklin Avenue from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. March 7 for a traffic shift. Brief closures of the ramp from westbound I-94 to northbound Hwy 280 or the ramp from Cretin Avenue/Vandalia Street to westbound I-94 may also occur overnight as needed.


Westbound I-94 traffic near Hwy 280 will be shifted to the inside starting early March 7 for retaining wall and overhead sign work on the north side of the roadway, but all lanes will be maintained during the work. Overnight lane closures may continue to occur as needed.


Further traffic impacts are expected throughout the spring and summer as construction activities resume. Updates will be made as activities progress.  


The I-94 improvement project between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul includes resurfacing, which will create a smoother ride for motorists and extend the lifespan of the roadway. The project also includes drainage improvements, bridge maintenance work, reconstruction of the shoulders, realignment of the lanes and smart lane technology to improve safety and congestion.


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