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June 13, 2024

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Westbound Interstate 90 lane closure near St. Charles planned June 17-21 

ST. CHARLES, Minn. — Westbound Interstate 90 motorists should be alert for a right lane closure west of St Charles beginning June 17 as crews complete concrete repairs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The work is in the right lane west of the St. Charles exit (Exit 233). Westbound motorists will be alerted in advance and should move over. Work is expected to take place June 17-21, weather permitting. If they are done sooner, they will reopen the lane at that time.

Anytime motorists encounter road work or vehicles at the side of the road, they should move over, if possible, and slow down. The Minnesota Mover Over Law states:

  • When traveling on a road with two or more lanes, drivers must keep over one full lane away from stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights activated — ambulance, fire, law enforcement, maintenance, construction vehicles and tow trucks.
  • Reduce speed if unable to safely move over a lane.
  • As of July 1, 2023, the law was expanded to include stalled or disabled vehicles with lights flashing, or if at least one person is visibly present outside the vehicle.
  • Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services. Fines can exceed $100.


Drivers traveling too fast and not paying attention are the main causes of work zone crashes. Follow these safe driving tips:

  • Obey posted speed limits. The fine for speeding in a work zone is $300.
  • Drive undistracted. Avoid using phones, mobile devices, adjusting the radio – even eating – while in work zones.
  • Move over. Give workers room to safely complete their work.
  • Be patient. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Avoid making unnecessary lane changes.
  • Never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
  • Expect work zones to constantly change. Day to day you could experience lane shifts, closures, narrower lanes, moving workers and vehicles.

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