Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 6, 2019

I-90 westbound lanes, ramps reopened in Freeborn County as paving project continues

ALBERT LEA, Minn. –Traffic on the Interstate 90 westbound lanes has reopened as the paving project continues to progress toward completion in Freeborn County, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Traffic in both directions on I-90 remains in single lanes, but vehicles are no longer traveling adjacent to each other in the eastbound lanes. Paving work continues in areas northwest of Albert Lea to Petran, which is east of Albert Lea on I-90.

A number of westbound ramps opened.

  • Westbound I-90 exits to Interstate 35 are open
  • I-35 exits to westbound I-90 are open
  • Highway 13 westbound I-90 exit is open

Closed exits are:

  • Freeborn Co Rd 22
  • On-ramp at Freeborn Co Rd 26

Ulland Brothers Inc., a MnDOT contractor, is paving a 12-mile stretch of the westbound lanes with concrete in a process called a concrete overlay. The $17.2 million concrete paving project includes the replacement of the westbound bridge deck over Freeborn 46. Construction is expected to be complete in early October.

To learn more about this project and sign up for email updates, go to mndot.gov/d6/projects/i90-concreteoverlay. You can also get updates on MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota by joining the Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.

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. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.