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I-94 lane to shut down between Alexandria, Garfield

Motorists on eastbound Interstate 94 between Garfield and Alexandria will encounter intermittent daytime lane closures starting this week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

The right lane and shoulder will close during daytime hours near the Lake Latoka rest area so CapX2020 crews can access land adjacent to I-94 to construct transmission line foundations and install structures.

Eastbound traffic will reduce to one lane while work is in progress. Construction traffic will enter the work zone through the rest area.

Work near Lake Latoka is expected to last through the fall.

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The Alexandria-Red River work is part of the third phase of the CapX2020 Fargo-St. Cloud 345 kV transmission line project. Foundation construction between Barnesville and the Red River is nearly complete. Structure erection and line stringing will begin in mid-September. Foundation construction between Alexandria and Fergus Falls will continue through the fall of 2013.