Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 28, 2017

Overnight I-94 traffic switch and lane closures in the east metro rescheduled for tonight, June 28

The lane closures originally scheduled to take place Thursday, June 29 through Friday, June 30 will begin tonight.

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 94 from St Paul to Maplewood will encounter lane closures as crews switch traffic in preparation of the next construction stage. This overnight traffic switch has been moved up because crews finished paving all the westbound I-94 lanes a little ahead of schedule.

Tonight’s traffic switch is necessary to allow crews to begin resurfacing all eastbound I-94 lanes in the project area.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, eastbound I-94 between Mounds Boulevard and Century Avenue/Highway 120 traffic will be reduced to a single lane. The far left lane on westbound I-94 will be closed between Highway 120/Century Avenue and Mounds Boulevard.

The lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday, June 29, weather permitting. After these closures are lifted, I-94 will be set up in the traffic pattern that will be in place through August.

Holiday travel plans?

Here’s what you can expect on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood over the weekend and through the Fourth of July holiday.

June 30, July 3 and July 5 – Motorists will be in the typical lane configuration during project construction. Motorists will have three westbound lanes and at least two eastbound lanes in the morning and at least two westbound lanes and three eastbound lanes in the afternoon.

All day on July 1, July 2 and 4th of July - Motorists will have at least two westbound lanes and three eastbound lanes through the project area.

Please note:  Variations from the typical lane configuration schedule over the holiday weekend are a result of crews working limited days and hours.

The Interstate 94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.