The spring-like weather arrived just in time for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to get back to work on the Interstate 94 project between St. Michael and Rogers.

Work started Monday morning but won't get into full swing until later this month. Still motorists can expect some lane closures and delays during peak periods.

Once things ramp up, all four lanes of traffic - two in each direction- will operate on one side of the freeway. MnDOT warns motorists to expect stopped or slow traffic during rush hours and reduced speed limits. Lanes will be narrow across the Crow River.

Temporary ramps with sharp turns will be in place at the Hwy. 241 interchange and at Hwy. 101 in Rogers.

The $28.3 million project is adding add lanes between Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 241, widening bridges spanning the Crow River and constructing a noise barrier near high-density housing along westbound I-94.

Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation

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