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Crews Break Ground on I-94 Expansion Project in NW Metro

Updated: 06/30/2014 3:17 PM
Created: 06/30/2014 5:26 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A major road construction project kicked off Monday morning in the northwest Twin Cities metro.

An Interstate 94 expansion project, aimed at improving a stretch of road between Rogers and St. Michael, got underway with a groundbreaking event.

The $28.3 million project will add eastbound and westbound lanes on the interstate from Highway 241 to Highway 101, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

A noise wall will also be constructed on the north side of I-94 in Rogers and some bridges over the Crow River will be widened.

Motorists traveling over the Fourth of July holiday weekend probably won't see any major backups on the interstate yet; the project will still be in the preliminary stages.

As the project moves through construction phases, drivers might want to consider taking alternate routes, like Highway 10.

The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2015.

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Photo: Website/MnDOT

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