Weather Forecast


Helicopter work planned over I-94 near Melrose

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling both directions of Interstate 94 near Melrose may encounter intermittent slow traffic and delays beginningTuesday, Feb. 4 when CapX2020 crews use a helicopter to work over the interstate.

State Patrol Troopers will use rolling road blocks to intermittently hold back traffic on I-94 when the helicopters conduct their work over the interstate. The rolling roadblock typically moves at speeds of 15-25 miles per hour.

Motorists travelling County Road 3/South 2nd Avenue East in Melrose may also encounter delays as the ramps from County Road 3/South 2nd Avenue East to I-94 close intermittently for up to 10 minutes when work over the interstate is underway.

Motorists travelling in the area should keep their eyes on the road, watch ahead for slow traffic and be prepared to stop if necessary.

The rolling road blocks will be rescheduled if high winds or other weather conditions delay the work.

For more information about the CapX2020 project, call 763-445-5713 or

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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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