Road work on Interstate 94 in the east metro will resume on April 10, but drivers will feel its effects starting on Friday night.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be setting up the new traffic pattern that will be in place through mid-summer.
From 7 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday, westbound I-94 will be reduced to two lanes between the I-694/494 interchange and Hwy. 61.
From 8 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday, eastbound I-94 will be down to two lanes between Mounds Boulevard and McKnight Road.
Over the next two weeks, motorists can expect alternating lane closures in both directions of I-94 from Mounds Boulevard to the I-694/I-494 interchange during the overnight hours.
This summer, MnDOT will be finishing a $52-million project that it started last summer. Here is a summary of what crews are doing:
- Resurface eastbound and westbound I-94 between Mounds Blvd. to east of Hwy 120/Century Avenue.
- Build a new auxiliary lane and extend the existing auxiliary lanes along eastbound I-94 between the exit to E. 7th Street and the entrance from Mounds Blvd.
- Construct two emergency pull-off sites along eastbound I-94 between the exit to E. 7th Street and the entrance from Mounds Blvd.
- Resurface Hwy. 61 from north of Burns Avenue to Hwy. 5
- Create trail connections at McKnight Road and Century Avenue.
- Update signals and pedestrian access
- Build a new noise wall and replace part of an existing noise wall between Conway Street and Maple Street.
- Repair bridges