Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 27, 2016

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TRAVEL ALERT: Westbound I-94 traffic switches near Fergus Falls

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Westbound traffic on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls shifted back to the westbound bridge at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26.

Even though eastbound and westbound bridges are open, traffic will be limited to a single lane in each direction for the next two to three weeks while crews complete clean-up and median removal work.

In addition, motorists on Otter Tail County Road 88 beneath the two bridges may experience short delays over the next few weeks. A temporary signal will restrict traffic in one direction at a time while crews sandblast and paint the refurbished bridges.

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

The new bridge decks will extend the life of the bridges and result in a smoother road surface.

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