I-90 westbound lane closure begins April 25 west of Stewartville
STEWARTVILLE, Minn. – Westbound Interstate 90 motorists west of Stewartville will have single-lane traffic beginning April 25 through the work zone near Olmsted County Road 6 that’s part of a repaving and bridge pier project , according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Traffic on eastbound I-90 is already reduced to a single lane west of Mower County Road 15 to east of Olmsted County Road 6.
Additionally, the eastbound entrance ramp to I-90 at County Road 6 is closed and detoured. The signed detour for motorists on County Road 6 wanting to enter eastbound I-90 is to follow Country Road 6 eastbound into Stewartville, go north on Hwy 63 to the I-90 interchange.
The westbound I-90 single-lane traffic will last for approximately three weeks. The eastbound single-lane traffic will remain through the end of the project in late August.
Overall, the project includes:
- Resurfacing approximately 8.6 miles of I-90 eastbound from 2.5 miles east of Mower County Road 1 to .9 miles east of Hwy 63 in Olmsted County
- Resurfacing interchange ramps at County Road 6 and Hwy 63
- Improving and repairing guardrail and drainage throughout project
- Resurfacing the car parking lot of High Forest Rest Area and improving entrance/exit ramps and facility accessibility. The High Forest Rest Area for eastbound traffic will be closed beginning June 8 for paving work.
- Improving four bridges:
- I-90 eastbound bridge over Root River
- I-90 westbound bridge over Root River
- County Road 6 bridge over I-90
- County Road 15 bridge over I-90
Motorists may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT advises motorists to:
- Find up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions at 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store
- Expect delays, especially during peak travel times
- Go hands-free and minimize other distractions (e.g., don’t eat or drink while driving)
- Follow posted speed limits; the fine for speeding in a work zone is $300
- Avoid making lane changes within work zones