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April. 26, 2022

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I-90 eastbound lane closure begins May 2 west of Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Motorists on eastbound Interstate 90 will encounter a lane closure from Alden (Exit 146) to Highway 13 at Albert Lea beginning May 2 when concrete pavement repair starts, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The 9-mile lane closure is being done to repair damaged concrete or where joints have failed. Highway off- and on-ramps will remain open. The work is expected to last about two months. Additional work is planned later this season along I-90 and MnDOT will announce the schedule and effects on traffic prior to the start of that work.

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
  • 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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