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Aug. 9, 2022

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Interstate 94 bridge work, lane closures begin Aug. 15 in St. Cloud

Expect one-lane traffic each way

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel on Interstate 94 in southwest St. Cloud, Stearns County, will encounter lane closures and one-lane traffic in each direction west of the Highway 23 interchange as bridge work begins the week of Aug. 15, 2022.

MnDOT will resurface and make repairs to the I-94 bridges over a retired rail line between Highway 23 and Stearns County Road 138.

Here’s what to expect:Map of project I-94 work zone
Prep work: through late August
Set up the work zone and install temporary crossovers in the median.

  • Expect periodic lane closures, lane shifts and reduced speeds.

Construct: late August to mid-October
Close and work on the eastbound or westbound bridge.

  • One lane, each direction, 24/7
  • Use alternate routes or travel at off-peak hours
  • Plan for reduced speeds of 60 miles per hour

Wrap-up work: mid-October
Remove temporary crossovers and wrap up project.

  • Expect periodic lane or shoulder closures, lane shifts and reduced speeds.

For more information, contact MnDOT Construction Project Manager Rob Abfalter at robert.abfalter@state.mn.us or 320-223-6617 or visit the I-94 web page at www.mndot.gov/d3/projects/2022/i94stearns/.

New Look Contracting, Inc., is the prime contractor for the $3.4 million project that will provide a smoother bridge surface and reduce overall maintenance costs on Interstate 94 southwest of St. Cloud.

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