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Highway 78 bridge over I-94 closes; traffic detoured to Evansville, Dalton

Because of a bridge project on Highway 78, traffic is being detoured to the Evansville and Dalton exits on Interstate 94. (Contributed)

The Highway 78 bridge over Interstate 94 closed on May 30 for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists will experience delays and detours during the project.

Traffic on I-94 will encounter intermittent weekday lane closures. Four lanes of traffic will remain open on weekends.

Crews plan overnight interstate closures in early June and early July. Traffic will be diverted onto the Highway 78 exit ramp and immediately back onto the entrance ramp to I-94. Additional information will be released in advance of the closures.

Highway 78 traffic between Ashby and I-94 will detour on County Road 82 to either the Evansville or Dalton exits on I-94.

Local traffic will be allowed to turn right onto I-94 entrance ramps and make right turns off of I-94 exit ramps during the project. Left turns on or off the ramps will not be allowed because of the bridge closure.

All work on the reconstruction project is expected to be complete by the end of August, weather permitting.

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