Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 27, 2016

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Interstate 94 bridge work near Fergus Falls begins May 2

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls will experience traffic shifts and lane closures beginning Monday, May 2, weather permitting.

Crews will reconstruct the bridge decks on I-94 over Otter Tail County Road 88.

For the first half of the project, all traffic on I-94 will shift to the westbound lanes while crews reconstruct the eastbound bridge. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction.

Crews will reconstruct the westbound bridge deck later in the summer.

Flaggers will control traffic on Otter Tail County Road 88, when necessary.

Work is expected to last through late October.

Speed limits on I-94 will be reduced to 60 mph through the work zone. Motorists are reminded that violators will be fined a minimum of $300.

This project re-uses the existing beams and bridge substructure. The new bridge decks will extend the life of the bridges and result in a smoother road surface. This project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov