Motorists in Monticello may encounter delays as the ramps from both directions of Highway 25 to eastbound I-94 close beginning overnight Friday, May 9.
A signed detour will direct motorists along Chelsea Road, to County Road 18 and then to eastbound I-94, the Minnesota Department of Transportation stated in a news release Friday.
The ramps from Highway 25 to eastbound I-94 will open by mid-September.
Also beginning overnight May 9, motorists traveling eastbound I-94 will encounter narrow lanes and a speed limit reduction to 55 mph as crews shift traffic to temporary lanes along eastbound I-94.
The traffic changes are needed as crews prepare to switch all lanes of I-94 to the eastbound lanes of I-94 later this month.
The changes are part of the I-94 reconstruction project in Monticello.
The project will reconstruct I-94 through much of Monticello, add an auxiliary lane to westbound I-94 between County Road 18 and Highway 25, reconfigure the ramps from Highway 25 to eastbound I-94 and upgrade signal systems and other infrastructure while lanes are closed for construction.
When complete later this year, motorist will see improved traffic flow, safety, drainage and a smoother ride along three miles of busy interstate.
To sign up for project updates including traffic changes, or to download a current map, visit mndot.gov/d3/monti/.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.