It’s the beginning of a long stretch of construction on the region’s thoroughfare, Interstate 94.
Drivers should watch for lane closures on eastbound I-94 between Rogers and Maple Grove starting this weekend. Beginning Sun, Aug. 4, I-94 will be reduced to two lanes between Minnesota Highway 101 in Rogers and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, with work continuing through early September.
Crews will be building temporary lanes in preparation for the upcoming road resurfacing and widening of I-94 between Maple Grove and Rogers.
Commuters should plan ahead and give themselves additional time to reach their destination. In 2014, road rehabilitation along this stretch caused delays up to a half-hour at times.
More about this project
Improvements are ahead for a 39-mile stretch of I-94 between Maple Grove and Clearwater, including more travel lanes, rebuilt bridges, improved drainage and the resurfacing of deteriorating pavement. Additionally, a new interchange is being constructed on I-94 near the city of Dayton (the Brockton Interchange). The improvements will reduce congestion, improve safety, improve freight movement, enhance economic vitality and provide a smoother ride for users of I-94. Work will take place between 2019 and 2021.
For more information about this project, visit the I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater project website at: mndot.gov/i94-mg-clearwater.
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