Minnesota Department of Transportation

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May 11, 2020

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Long-term lane shifts on Interstate 94 between Maple Grove, Rogers start May 12

ROSEVILLE, Minn. —Motorists are advised to prepare for lane and ramp changes on eastbound Interstate 94 between Maple Grove and Rogers and to plan ahead if they want to exit at Highway 610, Maple Grove Parkway or Weaver Lake Road.

Here’s what to expect: 

Maple Grove to Rogers

On the evening of May 12, eastbound lanes between Highway 101 in Rogers and the Interstate 94/494/694 interchange in Maple Grove will be separated. Three lanes will be available at all times. Motorists will need to decide which eastbound lane to take before reaching Highway 101.  Those who want to exit at Highway 610, Maple Grove Parkway or Weaver Lake Road need to get into the right lane past Highway 101.

Those who want to exit at Highway 610, Maple Grove Parkway or Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove need to get into the right lane past Highway 101 in Rogers.
The left two lanes will be through lanes with no on/off access to local roads until the Interstate 94/494/694 interchange.

These lane shifts will be in place through November 2020 while crews rebuild eastbound Interstate 94 between Highway 101 and the Interstate 94/494/694 interchange.

Traffic impacts in 2020

Here are a few things to be aware of as construction begins on Interstate 94:

  • Lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet.
  • Crews will work nighttime and daytime hours
  • Speed limit has been reduced in some areas to 60 miles per hour.
  • Traffic delays and backups in work areas should be expected during construction season. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

For a list of all traffic impacts in the project area visit: mndot.gov/i94-mg-clearwater.

Elm Creek Rest Area open to truckers only

The Elm Creek Rest Area, on I-94 east in Maple Grove, is open to truckers only until further notice.

Please drive with care in work zones:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change
  • Watch for workers and slow moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Governor Walz’s Stay at Home executive order and will continue. MnDOT is working to be as flexible as possible with scheduling during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward in a timely manner. Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

For more information about this project, visit the I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater project website at mndot.gov/i94-mg-clearwater

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.