Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2018

I-90 lane closures begin Sept. 4 between Albert Lea and Petran for paving project

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Interstate 90 motorists will encounter lane closures between Highway 13 in Albert Lea and Freeborn County Road 46 near Petran beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4 as crews pave crossover lanes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The passing lanes of eastbound and westbound I-90 will be closed to traffic. Crews will build and pave crossover lanes on I-90 at Highway 13 and Freeborn County roads 22, 26 and 46. All work should be complete by mid-October, weather permitting.

This is preparation for a 12-mile concrete paving project next year on I-90. Beginning in spring 2019, crews will re-pave westbound I-90 with concrete between Highway 13 in Albert Lea and Freeborn County Road 46 near Petran. Workers will also re-deck the westbound bridge over Freeborn County Road 46. The crossover lanes being built now will allow westbound traffic to travel in a single lane in the separated eastbound lanes adjacent to the eastbound I-90 traffic when paving begins in 2019.

To learn more about this project and sign up for email updates, go to http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/i90-concreteoverlay/index.html.

To learn more about MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota, join its Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast/.

Ulland Brothers Inc., of Albert Lea, Minn., is the prime contractor on this $17 million project. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2019.

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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