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Project and lane closures under way on I-94

Motorists travelling Interstate 94 between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud will encounter delays as both directions of the interstate between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud are reduced to a single lane.

Motorists travelling Interstate 94 between the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud will encounter delays as both directions of the interstate between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud are reduced to a single lane.

Both directions of I-94 will be reduced to a single lane, 24-hours per day, through July. Major delays are expected during peak travel periods.

Traffic forecasts show that initial backups could extend five to seven miles, with summertime backups of 20 miles or more possible during peak travel periods.

The longest backups are expected on westbound I-94 on Friday afternoons and evenings, and on eastbound I-94 on Friday afternoons and Sundays after 11 a.m.

Drivers are advised to use the zipper merge when traffic backs up in the work zone, be prepared to stop, and to navigate the work zone with caution whenever flashing lights, workers and orange cones or barrels are present.

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The closures are needed as crews resurface the road. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride, improved drainage and reduced short-term maintenance costs on 7.5 miles of busy interstate.

Motorists should plan routes, allow extra time for travel and check www.511mn.org for real-time traffic information prior to travel.

For detailed project information, including current schedule, travel information and tips on navigating during construction, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/i94/ .

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