Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TRAVEL ALERT: I-94 traffic switches near Fergus Falls

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – All traffic on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls has shifted to the eastbound lanes.

A single lane of traffic remains open in each direction while crews begin work on the westbound bridge deck over Otter Tail County Road 10.

The project began in April and is expected to last through October. For the first half of the construction season, crews worked on the eastbound bridge.

Speed limits on I-94 are reduced to 60 mph through the work zone. Motorists are reminded that violators will be fined a minimum of $300.

This project re-uses the existing beams and bridge substructure, which are in satisfactory condition. The new bridge decks will extend the life of the bridges and result in a smoother road surface. This project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.