Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 3, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 75/Eighth Street in Moorhead closes June 6

Motorists should plan for major congestion during peak hours

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Highway 75/Eighth Street between 24th Avenue and 30th Avenue in south Moorhead will close to traffic beginning Monday, June 6, for Stage 2 of the Interstate 94 interchange reconstruction project. The road is scheduled to re-open when both Stage 2 and Stage 3 are complete in late-August.

All through-traffic will detour to 20th Street using 40th Avenue South and 12th Avenue South.

The Highway 75/Eighth Street interstate ramps to and from the east will also close for reconstruction June 6. Traffic will be directed to the 34th Street interchange.

Interstate ramps to and from the west will remain open. However, traffic on southbound Highway 75/Eighth Street may only access westbound I-94, and traffic on eastbound I-94 may only access southbound Highway 75/Eighth Street.

As crews begin work on Stage 2, they will also complete work on the interstate portion of Stage 1. Concrete will be poured by mid-June for the new auxiliary lanes on both eastbound and westbound I-94. The auxiliary lanes will open as soon as possible.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation anticipates major congestion during the peak hours, particularly near the I-94/20th Street interchange.

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes, expect delays and adjust their commute start and end times, if possible. Stage 2 is expected to run through early July.

More information about the work is available on the project website: www.mndot.gov/d4/projects/moorhead. Residents are encouraged to sign up for email alerts to receive updated information on this project.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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Editors’ Note:  See the attached maps which show the ramp and road closures and detour routes: