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June 7, 2012

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Eastbound I- 94 four-day lane closure occurs after June 8-11 weekend closure
Motorists should expect delays June 11-14

 

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays on eastbound I-94 in Minneapolis between Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue and Hwy 280 as the left lane closes at 5 a.m. Monday, June 11.

 

The lane closure is needed for crews to finish final median work after the weekend closure of eastbound I-94. Motorists on eastbound I-94, and those on northbound I-35W trying to access eastbound I-94 should expect delays in the area throughout the week and take alternate routes if possible. The lane closure will remain in place through late Thursday, June 14.

 

The weekend closure of eastbound I-94 in the same area will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, June 8. During the full closure of the roadway, a posted detour will direct motorists to use northbound I-35W, eastbound Hwy 36 and southbound I-35E to access eastbound I-94.

 

Ramp closures to and from eastbound I-94 throughout the closure limits will begin at 9 p.m. June 8, including the ramp from northbound I-35W to eastbound I-94. Access will remain available to southbound I-35W; however, eastbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to a single lane before the Lowry tunnel, and motorists should expect delays.

 

Detour maps can be found at www.mndot.gov/fullclosures. The roadway and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 11.

 

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

 

For more project information visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94resurfacing/phase2.html

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

 

 

 

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