Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 15, 2020

New access ramps open at the Interstate 94/Highway 23 interchange in Waite Park

ST. CLOUD, Minn. —Motorists will encounter a new traffic configuration at the Interstate 94/Highway 23 Interchange in Waite Park as crews complete two new access loops south of Waite Park, Stearns County. Crews will remove traffic control devices and open accesses on Friday, May 15.

This spring, crews completed concrete work, installed signs and lighting at the I-94/Highway 23 interchange. Those accessing the interchange in south Waite Park will use the new loops to access eastbound and westbound Highway 23 from Interstate 94. To see new ramp configuration, visit mndot.gov/d3/i94/images/Hwy23-i-94interchangeimproves2019-2020.pdf.

The 2-year, $2 million project improves traffic flow, safety and access at the busy interchange. To learn more about this project or view a layout of the interchange improvements, visit mndot.gov/d3/i94.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org.

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay at Home executive order. We are being as flexible as possible with schedules during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward and minimize the impact to motorists. Following guidance from state and federal health officials, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

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