Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Oct. 18, 2019

I-90 westbound concrete overlay project complete near Albert Lea

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The concrete overlay project on westbound Interstate 90 from Freeborn County Road 46 to Highway 13 is complete, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Ulland Brothers Inc., a MnDOT contractor, paved a 12-mile stretch of the westbound lanes with concrete in a process called an unbonded concrete overlay. This will provide a smoother ride for motorists and extend the life span of the road. The $17.2 million concrete paving project included the replacement of the westbound bridge deck over Freeborn 46.

To learn more about other projects in southeastern Minnesota, visit our projects webpage at: mndot.gov/d6/projects.html.

Motorists who travel this stretch of I-90 may want to attend a public open house on Oct. 22 in Austin to learn about a project for 2020, involving an unbonded concrete overlay on eastbound I-90 from Freeborn 46 to Hway 105 in Austin. The project includes several ramp detours. The open house is from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the large meeting room of the Austin Public Library, 323 Fourth Ave NE in Austin.

You can also get updates and activities in southeastern Minnesota on our Facebook group at www.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 www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.