DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Interstate 94/Highway 75 area project in Moorhead is set to begin Monday, April 25, weather permitting.
The project includes three key elements:
· Reconstructing the I-94/Highway 75 interchange as a diverging diamond interchange
· Resurfacing Highway 75 between 22nd Avenue and 35th Avenue/Belsly Blvd with widening in select areas
· Constructing an additional lane on I-94 in each direction between Highway 75 and 20th Street to facilitate merging, acceleration and deceleration between the ramps.
Work will be completed in four phases between April and October.
The first phase will involve constructing the additional lanes on I-94 and widening work on Highway 75 between 22nd Avenue and 35th Avenue/Belsly Blvd.
Both I-94 and Highway 75 will remain open during this first phase, which is scheduled to run through early June. However, motorists on Highway 75 will encounter lane closures and should expect delays, particularly during peak travel times. Motorists on I-94 will encounter shoulder closures and intermittent overnight lane closures.
Additional information will be released before phase two begins.
Businesses and residents are encouraged to sign up for weekly email updates about the work through the project website: www.mndot.gov/d4/projects/moorhead.
Sellin Brothers of Hawley is the prime contractor for the $13.6 million project. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2016.
To learn more about funding Minnesota’s transportation system visit Get Connected at www.mndot.gov/getconnected.