Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 26, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Overnight I-94 lane closures and traffic shifts in East Metro take place May 26 and May 31

ROSEVILLE, Minn - Motorists will encounter delays and lane closures on I-94 in the East Metro as traffic changes occur Thursday, May 26, weather permitting.

Beginning at 7 p.m., crews will begin shifting the eastbound lanes of I-94 between Mounds Blvd and Century Avenue to the outside lanes. During the switch, eastbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to two lanes. The closures will end by 5 a.m. Friday, May 27.

In addition, Tuesday, May 31, westbound I-94 will be shifted to the outside lanes and reduced to two lanes at 7 p.m. The closures will end by 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 1

These shifts and lane closures are needed so crews can prepare the road for the next stage of construction.

The work is part of a larger two-year project which includes resurfacing both directions of Interstate 94 from Mounds Blvd in St. Paul to just east of Century Avenue in Woodbury.  Additional work includes constructing and replacing noise walls between Conway Street and Maple Street in St. Paul and extending auxiliary lanes in specific locations, bridge maintenance, construct trail connections, updating signals and pedestrian access and improving the drainage system.

The 49.8 million Interstate 94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan.

The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow us on Twitter @mndotnews for ramp and lane closures.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

# # #

To learn more about funding Minnesota’s transportation system, visit Get Connected at www.dot.state.mn.us/getconnected