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Aug. 26, 2022

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Expect head-to-head traffic on I-94 in St. Cloud until mid-October

Bridge work begins Aug. 31

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel on Interstate 94 in southwest St. Cloud, Stearns County, will encounter reduced speeds and one-lane traffic in each direction, 24/7, as bridge work begins Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.
MnDOT will resurface and make repairs to the I-94 bridges over a retired rail line between Highway 23 and Stearns County Road 138.

Here’s what to expect through mid-October:

Crews will close and work on the eastbound bridge first, then westbound.

  • Active work zone—one lane, head-to-head traffic, 24/7.
  • Reduced speeds of 60 miles per hour, lane shifts and sudden stops or delays at busy times.
  • Motorists should plan accordingly, use alternate routes or travel at off-peak hours, especially on weekends.
  • Do the zipper merge and use both lanes until merge, then take turns to ensure traffic flows through the work zone.

In mid-October, motorists will encounter periodic lane closures as crews wrap up work and remove crossovers.

When complete, the $3.4 million project will provide a smoother bridge surface and reduce overall maintenance costs on I-94 southwest of St. Cloud.

For more information, visit the I-94 web page at mndot.gov/d3/projects/2022/i94stearns.

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