Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 1, 2016

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Four-day eastbound I-90 lane closure begins in Austin for concrete repairs

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Eastbound Interstate 90 motorists in Austin will encounter a right lane closure beginning on Monday, Aug. 1, as crews repair concrete pavement, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The right lane of I-90 will be closed through most of Austin as crews conduct repairs to the pavement. The closure stretches from exit 175 at Highway 105/Oakland Avenue West to exit 178A. Work is expected to be completed in the early evening of Thursday, Aug. 4.

In places, the pavement will be removed and replaced. During the process the lane will have gaps and breaks, which is why traffic will be restricted to a single lane in the eastbound lanes. No restrictions will be placed for westbound traffic.

To learn more about concrete repair, go to MnDOT’s Road Knowledge page at www.dot.state.mn.us/information/roads/cpr.html.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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