Motorists travelling Interstate 94 through Monticello will encounter lane closures, work crews, heavy equipment and possible slow traffic as both directions of the road are reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours beginning Monday, April 14.
The lane closures will occur overnight seven days per week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) stated in a news release today (Tuesday, April 8).
The closures are needed as crews construct temporary crossover lanes and conduct other work as part of the I-94 Monticello reconstruction project.
The project will preserve and improve I-94 from Wright County Road 18 to just west of Highway 25. Crews will reconstruct all lanes of I-94, add an auxiliary lane to westbound I-94 between County Road 18 and Highway 25, reconfigure ramps at Highway 25 and upgrade other infrastructure while lanes are closed for construction.
When complete in fall 2014, the project will result in improved traffic flow and safety with a smoother ride along more than two miles of I-94.
For more project information, or to get email updates with traffic changes and project updates delivered to your inbox, visit the I-94 Monticello website at www.mndot.gov/d3/monti/.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.