Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 11, 2017

I-90 lane closure near Albert Lea begins July 17 for concrete repairs

ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Eastbound Interstate 90 motorists near Albert Lea will encounter a right lane closure beginning Monday, July 17 as crews repair concrete pavement, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The right lane of eastbound I-90 will be closed from mile marker 160 (east of Albert Lea) to mile marker 165 (west of Petran exit). Crews will need five days to repair the pavement in one section, then beginning Monday, July 24 crews will need another five days to repair another concrete section within the same five-mile area. All work should be complete by Friday, July 28.

In places, the pavement will be removed and replaced. During the process the lane will have gaps and breaks, which is why traffic will be restricted to a single lane in the eastbound lanes. No restrictions will be placed for westbound traffic.

To learn more about concrete repair, go to MnDOT’s Road Knowledge page at http://mndot.org/information/roads/index.html.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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