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Nov. 5, 2021

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28th Street Northeast bridge at I-90 in Austin to reopen Friday night

AUSTIN, Minn. – The 28th Street Northeast bridge over Interstate 90 in Austin will reopen to traffic on Friday night (Nov. 5) as the construction project nears completion, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists should continue to be alert that some construction work remains and watch for workers and equipment at the construction site.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, I-90 will be closed to traffic and detoured up and down the highway ramps at 28th St. NE. Crews will be removing barriers and construction signs along I-90 during the closure.

Kraemer North America of Plain, Wis., the prime contractor for the $3.9 million construction project, started replacement of the bridge over I-90 on May 10, 2021. The bridge was nearing the end of its service life.

Construction questions

Residents or businesses adjacent to the work zone may contact Mike Myers with Kraemer North American, the contractor, to discuss specific questions or concerns about access to their properties. Myers can be reached at 612-290-9830.

Safety

Motorists may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT advises motorists to: 

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times
  • Go hands-free and minimize other distractions (e.g., don’t eat or drink while driving
  • Follow posted speed limits; the fine for speeding in a work zone is $300
  • Avoid making lane changes within work zones

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