Drivers will encounter temporary closures on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Garfield in both directions on Wednesday, Aug. 7, as crews perform emergency repairs.

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., westbound I-94 will close between the Highway 29 interchange and Highway 114 interchange. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., eastbound I-94 will close between the Highway 114 interchange to the Highway 29 interchange, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

During the closures, westbound traffic will be rerouted to Highway 29 (Exit 103) to Highway 27 and Highway 114. Eastbound traffic will be rerouted to Highway 114 (Exit 97) to Highway 27 and Highway 29. The exit and entrance ramps to Highway 27 (Exit 100) will also be closed during this work.

Currently this section of I-94 has head-to-head traffic in the westbound lanes as part of an overall project that includes concrete resurfacing in the eastbound lanes from Garfield to Alexandria and replacing the bridges over Lake Latoka. The emergency repairs will help to preserve the pavement in the westbound lanes, according to MnDOT.

For more information about this year’s construction project, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d4/projects/i94eastbound.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.





This shows the alternate routes for I-94's westbound lanes between Alexandria and Garfield. (Contributed)
This shows the alternate routes for I-94's westbound lanes between Alexandria and Garfield. (Contributed)