I-94 Improvements – Spring 2017

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be making significant improvements to a nine-mile stretch on Interstate 94 from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. The improvement will include repairs to 50 bridges, ramp work and pavement improvements.  The project also includes replacement of corridor lights as well as other safety improvements.


Most of the work will beginning March 2017 but some of the project will spill into 2018.


This project will affect all motorists but truckers should be aware of these changes:


  • The Interstate will be reduced to two lanes both directions from May to August
  • Trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Lowry Hill Tunnel (May-Aug)
  • One side of I-94 will be closed for four weekends in August while crews lay asphalt.
  • The westbound 94 bridge deck over Minnesota Highway 252 will be upgraded with a new deck. This will affect southbound Highway 252 traffic and westbound I-694 traffic head for eastbound I-94.
  • A bypass will take westbound I-94 vehicles around the bridge
  • Highway 252 south will be closed for up to three months at the I-94 west bridge. The detour will be south to Minnesota Highway 100.


The project website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/


Note: Using Minnesota 511 truckers can enter up to 20 routes they travel to see where incidents such as crashes or construction are located. Users can also click on a specific incident to see a camera view. This is available on the full featured and truckers’ pages.

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