Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-90 eastbound resurfacing

Near High Forest

About this project

Summary of work

I-90 project map
I-90 project map

Construction will start in spring of 2022 with the following work:

  • Resurfacing approximately 8.6 miles of I-90 eastbound from 2.5 miles east of Mower Co. Rd. 1 to .9 miles east of Hwy 63 in Olmsted County
  • Resurfacing interchange ramps at County Hwy 6 and Hwy 63
  • Improving and repairing guardrail and drainage throughout project
  • Resurfacing car parking lot of High Forest Rest Area and improving entrance/exit ramps and facility accessibility
  • Improving four bridges:
    • I-90 eastbound bridge over Root River: Replacing both approach panels, constructing four new end posts, replacing guardrail, resurfacing bridge deck and applying new surface finish coating to pier caps, abutment wingwalls and abutment stem faces
    • I-90 westbound bridge over Root River: Replacing part of both approach panels, constructing four new bridge end posts and replacing guardrail
    • County Hwy 6 bridge over I-90: Removing and replacing westbound pier struts, adding median and eastbound pier struts and replacing guardrail
    • County Hwy 15 bridge over I-90: Removing and replacing westbound pier struts, adding median and eastbound pier struts and replacing guardrail

Traffic impacts

No current traffic impacts. Future impacts include:

  • Eastbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to one lane throughout construction
  • Detours will be required for the ramp work on County Hwy 6 and Hwy 63 interchanges
  • Westbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to one lane during the pier strut work at County Hwy 6 and County Hwy 15 bridges and for the bridge work at the I-90 westbound bridge over the Root River
  • High Forest Rest Area will be closed while the facility work is taking place