Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 15, 2019

I-90 westbound traffic to be stopped briefly Oct. 16 to remove temporary overhead sign

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Westbound Interstate 90 traffic will be stopped near Freeborn Co. Rd. 46 on Wednesday, Oct. 16 so crews can remove a temporary overhead sign structure, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The traffic stoppage for westbound vehicles will begin at 9 a.m. and last approximately one hour. State troopers will be in place to stop traffic when the crews are ready to begin the removal of the temporary overhead sign structure that was in place during a construction project. Traffic will reopen once crews remove the sign structure.

Ulland Brothers Inc., a MnDOT contractor, is paving a 12-mile stretch of the westbound lanes with concrete in a process called a concrete overlay. The $17.2 million concrete paving project includes the replacement of the westbound bridge deck over Freeborn 46. The project is wrapping up in the next few weeks.

All westbound ramps are open along the project. Intermittent lane closures are in place as crews remove areas for where traffic crossed over, do landscaping, culvert work, and finish the remaining cleanup for the project.

To learn more about this project and sign up for email updates, go to mndot.gov/d6/projects/i90-concreteoverlay.  You can also get updates on MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota by joining our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.

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. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.