Motorists will encounter a ramp closure and detour at Hilton Trail in Pine Springs as the ramp to westbound Hwy. 36 closes at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
When completed in summer 2014, the $13.8 million interchange project will eliminate stoplights that had created a traffic bottleneck along Hwy. 36, a busy corridor for commuters.
The ramp will reopen by April 29, weather permitting, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
Also on Tuesday, westbound Hwy. 36 between Interstate 694 and DeMontreville Trail will be reduced to a single lane until 3 p.m. that day.
The project results from a corridor study for traffic improvements from I-694 eastward.
For more information about the project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy36pinesprings.