Construction work that will close the Big Spunk rest area on eastbound Interstate 94 and Middle Spunk rest area on westbound I-94 near Avon this week could send more motorists to the rest stops near Alexandria.

Crews plan on making upgrades to the lift station and sewer at both facilities near Avon from Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1.

Due to that work, people traveling on westbound I-94 during that time should plan to use the the Burgeon Lake rest area near Alexandria or the Fuller Lake rest area in Clearwater. Those driving on eastbound I-94 should use the Lake Latoka rest area near Alexandria or the Enfield rest area near Monticello instead.

MnDOT’s Safety Rest Area Program provides motorists in Minnesota with a coordinated system of rest areas and waysides. To learn more about Minnesota’s Safety Rest Areas and Waysides visit,