Southbound Hwy 61 exit from eastbound I-90 changes Aug. 8 at Dresbach
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Eastbound Interstate 90 motorists exiting onto southbound Highway 61 will see their exit change on Monday, Aug. 8 as another piece of the Dresbach Bridge project draws it closer to completion, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Motorists will exit from the right on I-90 to join southbound Highway 61 to La Crescent. Previously motorists were exiting I-90 from the left and entering a ramp with a traffic signal a short distance after the exit.
There will be no access from this exit for about a month to the Dresbach Welcome Center, Lock and Dam No. 7 and adjacent fishing ramps. That area will still be accessible from northbound Highway 61 and westbound I-90.
The Dresbach Bridge project is a cooperative effort between the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The project includes constructing a new I-90 crossing over the Mississippi River and reconstructing the Highway 61/14 and the I-90 interchange.
The $187.5 million project began in late 2012 and will be completed this fall.
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.