Drivers on Interstate 94 near Alexandria will encounter an eastbound ramp closure starting Friday, July 26.

Exit 100 to Highway 27 will be closed for one week as crews begin resurfacing the roadway, placing the concrete overlay on the eastbound lanes between Garfield and Alexandria, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The work was originally scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 24, but was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, MnDOT said. Traffic will be detoured to Exit 97 onto Highway 114 to Highway 27. The ramp is expected to reopen by Friday, August 2, weather permitting.

Motorists are urged to use caution and watch for concrete delivery trucks that may be crossing traffic from the on ramps. Currently, this section of I-94 has head-to-head traffic, and is part of an overall project that includes concrete resurfacing from Garfield to Alexandria and replacing the bridges over Lake Latoka.