Traffic lane changes on Hwy 63 near Stewartville signal home stretch for construction at I-90
STEWARTVILLE, Minn. – Southbound Hwy 63 motorists have now been returned to the southbound lanes and traveling across the southbound bridge over Interstate 90 north of Stewartville, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Traffic had been in single lanes traveling north and south in the northbound lanes while construction took place to build a new southbound bridge over I-90. The traffic change is a signal that the two-year construction project is nearing its final weeks. During the construction project both Hwy 63 bridges over I-90 were replaced, Hwy 30 west was rerouted, an I-90 exit ramp was added or another was realigned. Access to 90th Street SE was closed and rerouted.
Motorists on Hwy 63 will travel in the right lanes in the northbound and southbound lanes as construction crews remove the median crossover lanes. The change also opens the eastbound and westbound I-90 off-ramps to southbound Hwy 63.
Northbound Hwy 63 motorists who want to turn left to travel west on I-90 will need to drive to the Rochester International Airport exit, cross over and return to southbound Hwy 63 to access the westbound on-ramp. Southbound Hwy 63 motorists who want to turn left to travel east on I-90 will need to drive to 20th St. NE, complete a U-turn onto northbound Hwy 63 to reach the eastbound I-90 on-ramp.
Olmsted County Road 8 and Hwy 30:
- Stop sign changes at Hwy 30/ Olmsted County Road 8 – the intersection at Hwy 30 and Olmsted County Road 8 has changed. Motorists on eastbound Hwy 30 will need to stop at a stop sign before turning north or south onto Olmsted County Road 8. Motorists on Olmsted County Road 8 will not have a stop sign.
- The intersection of Hwy 30 west and Hwy 63 is closed and rerouted. Hwy 63 motorists who want to access Hwy 30 west of Hwy 63 will exit at Olmsted County Road 16, (the interchange that serves Rochester International Airport), travel west following signs for Hwy 30 west.