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April. 21, 2022

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I-90 westbound lane closure begins April 25 west of Stewartville

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. Westbound Interstate 90 motorists west of Stewartville will have single-lane traffic beginning April 25 through the work zone near Olmsted County Road 6 that’s part of a repaving and bridge pier project , according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Traffic on eastbound I-90 is already reduced to a single lane west of Mower County Road 15 to east of Olmsted County Road 6.

Additionally, the eastbound entrance ramp to I-90 at County Road 6 is closed and detoured. The signed detour for motorists on County Road 6 wanting to enter eastbound I-90 is to follow Country Road 6 eastbound into Stewartville, go north on Hwy 63 to the I-90 interchange.

The westbound I-90 single-lane traffic will last for approximately three weeks. The eastbound single-lane traffic will remain through the end of the project in late August.

Overall, the project includes:

  • Resurfacing approximately 8.6 miles of I-90 eastbound from 2.5 miles east of Mower County Road 1 to .9 miles east of Hwy 63 in Olmsted County
  • Resurfacing interchange ramps at County Road 6 and Hwy 63
  • Improving and repairing guardrail and drainage throughout project
  • Resurfacing the car parking lot of High Forest Rest Area  and improving entrance/exit ramps and facility accessibility. The High Forest Rest Area for eastbound traffic will be closed beginning June 8 for paving work.
  • Improving four bridges:
    • I-90 eastbound bridge over Root River
    • I-90 westbound bridge over Root River
    • County Road 6 bridge over I-90
    • County Road 15 bridge over I-90

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: 

  • Find up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions at 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store
  • 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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