I-90 concrete pavement repairs begin July 31 between Eyota, St. Charles
EYOTA, Minn. – Eastbound Interstate 90 motorists in Olmsted County should prepare for possible traffic slowdowns and lanes closures beginning July 31 as crews repair concrete pavement, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The work will span approximately 12.5 miles of I-90 just west of Highway 42 (Eyota, Exit 224) to two miles east of Highway 74 (St. Charles, Exit 233). Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone as work in each lane alternates.
The concrete repair work is taking place on multiple southeast Minnesota highways such as Interstate 35, I-90, Highway 14 and Highway 52 in an effort to repair and repave roads, making travel smoother for motorists and extending the lifespan of the roads. MnDOT will issue additional news releases when work is scheduled for other highways in southeast Minnesota this summer, and lane closure information can be found on 511mn.org.
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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