Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 8, 2018

Highway 95 Safety Improvement project begins March 12

Temporary Highway 95 road closure scheduled for early June

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter construction activities along Highway 95 in Washington County as crews prepare the roadside for an upcoming safety improvement construction project.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 12, crews will begin clearing trees along the road, relocate utilities and conduct other minor work on Highway 95 between Bailey Road and 70th Street. Daily shoulder closures are expected, however, motorists may also encounter flaggers to assist in moving traffic safely through the work zone.

This work is part of a larger safety improvement project on Highway 95 from Valley Creek Road to Highway 61. This years work includes road resurfacing, widening shoulders, updating highway drainage system, installing mumble strips, constructing turn lanes and improving sight distance at specific locations. The 2018 construction will require a 90-day full road closure. Local property access will be maintained throughout construction. The full closure is anticipated to take place from early June to Sept. 7.

The 2018 construction is expected to be complete by Oct. 18, weather permitting. The improvements will enhance safety, provide a smoother road surface and improve traffic flow in the corridor.

The next stage of construction on Highway 95 will occur between 70th Street and Highway 61 in 2019-2020.

For more information, visit the project website and sign up for email updates at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy95safetyimprovements/

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.