Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 16, 2017

I-94 lane closures between Evansville, Garfield begin June 26

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 94 between Evansville and Garfield will encounter intermittent lane closures starting Monday, June 26, for a resurfacing and bridge project.

Crews will begin constructing temporary crossovers near the Highway 79 (Evansville/Elbow Lake) interchange, the County Road 7 (Brandon) interchange and the Highway 114 (Garfield) interchange.

The crossover work is expected to last about three weeks. During that time, crews will reduce I-94 to a single lane of traffic in each direction where they are working.

The overall project includes resurfacing both directions of I-94 between Highway 79 and Highway 114 and replacing the bridge decks at Highway 79 and Highway 114.

The concrete resurfacing and bridge work is expected to begin in mid-July. The eastbound portion will be completed in 2017, and the westbound lanes will be completed in 2018.

Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis., is the primary contractor for the $23 million dollar project.

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