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I-94 lane closures between Evansville, Garfield begin June 26

Motorists on Interstate 94 between Evansville and Garfield will encounter intermittent lane closures starting Monday, June 26, for a resurfacing and bridge project.

Crews will begin constructing temporary crossovers near the Highway 79 (Evansville/Elbow Lake) interchange, the County Road 7 (Brandon) interchange and the Highway 114 (Garfield) interchange, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The crossover work is expected to last about three weeks. During that time, crews will reduce I-94 to a single lane of traffic in each direction where they are working.

The overall project includes resurfacing both directions of I-94 between Highway 79 and Highway 114 and replacing the bridge decks at Highway 79 and Highway 114.

The concrete resurfacing and bridge work is expected to begin in mid-July. The eastbound portion will be completed in 2017, and the westbound lanes will be completed in 2018.

Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis., is the primary contractor for the $23 million dollar project.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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