Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 3, 2019

Hwy 95 Safety Improvement Project begins May 6

Motorists will encounter periodic lane closures and flagging for approximately four weeks

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists should expect delays and intermittent slow traffic on Highway 95 in Washington County as crews begin preliminary work on a safety improvement project on May 6, weather permitting.

Beginning Monday, May 6, motorists will encounter alternating lane closures controlled by flaggers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily on Highway 95 between 70th Street/County Road 22 and Highway 61 in the Denmark Township and Cottage Grove area.  Work will begin on the south end of Highway 95 near Highway 61 in the project area.  Motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow more time to reach their destination.

This work is part of the larger Highway 95 safety improvement project that will take two construction seasons to finish. This year’s work will include widening shoulders, adding turn lanes and resurfacing the road.  Crews will fully close Highway 95 in the project area to through traffic in early-June. However, local access will be maintained for area residents and businesses throughout construction.  The construction project is expected to be complete by late fall 2020.

The Highway 95 safety improvement work will improve pavement condition, safety and traffic flow and drainage system. To learn more about the project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy95safetyimprovements.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.