Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Jan. 29, 2020

Public open house set Feb. 5 for I-90 bridge replacements in Austin

AUSTIN, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an information open house on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Austin to learn about a construction project to replace bridges over Interstate 90 in two locations in Austin in 2021.

The meeting is from 4-6 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Austin Public Library, 323 4th Ave NE. There will be no formal presentation, so stop in any time between 4-6 p.m. The project team will be available to answer any questions and provide a detailed update.

The I-90 Bridges Reconstruction Project will replace the bridges at Highway 218/14th St. NW and 28th St. NE over Interstate 90 in Austin. These bridges are nearing the end of their service life and are scheduled to be replaced in 2021. This reconstruction is part of a larger planning effort to update aging community infrastructure over the next decade, including other bridges in Austin’s I-90 corridor.

The meeting is a chance for people to receive a project update and learn about what’s been happening in the project’s development during the past six months. Updates will include information about the proposed trail along 28th St. NE, construction staging for the Highway 218/14th St. NW and 28th St. NE overpasses, and pedestrian and bicyclist options.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s construction project website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/i90-austin-bridge-replacements or join the MnDOT SE Minnesota Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. We believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to enjoy the programs, services and activities we provide. If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, such as an ASL or spoken language interpreter, or need documents in an alternate format, such as braille or large print, please contact: Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or e-mail ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

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