Motorists traveling Interstate 94 through Monticello will encounter lane closures, work crews, heavy equipment and possible slow traffic as both directions of the road are reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours beginning Monday, April 14.
The lane closures will occur overnight seven days per week.
The closures are needed as crews construct temporary crossover lanes and conduct other work as part of the I-94 Monticello reconstruction project.
The project will preserve and improve I-94 from Wright County Road 18 to just west of Minnesota Highway 25. Crews will reconstruct all lanes of I-94, add an auxiliary lane to westbound I-94 between County Road 18 and Highway 25, reconfigure ramps at Highway 25 and upgrade other infrastructure while lanes are closed for construction.
The current stage of construction will last about 30 days, weather permitting. Crews then will begin Stage 2 of the project, which will include a complete reconstruction of the westbound lanes and closure of entrance/exit ramps, with detours.
When complete in fall 2014, the project will result in improved traffic flow and safety with a smoother ride along more than 2 miles of I-94.
For more project information, or to get email updates with traffic changes and project updates delivered to your inbox, visit the I-94 Monticello website.