Construction zones to complicate travel Memorial Day weekend

May 23, 2019 05:42 PM

Depending on where you're headed this weekend, you could be in for a lot of traffic delays.

West of the metro, pavement repairs are underway along a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between Albany and Sauk Centre.


Lane restrictions are expected to clear in time for the holiday weekend, but drivers may see a number of construction barrels and other signs of construction in the area. Up ahead, I-94 is reduced to one lane in both directions between Alexandria and Garfield. Traffic is currently sharing the westbound lanes. The project continues into September.

Meanwhile, bridge work is underway on Highway 169 in Garrison. The road is reduced to one lane in both directions. Lane restrictions are set to lift in mid-June, making for a much easier drive for summer travelers.

North of the Twin Cities, Interstate 35 is down to one lane in both directions near the Chisago County and Pine County line. Watch for barrels in the Rush City area. The work will continue through late July.

There's good news for folks heading to the southeast part of the state. Just last week, Highway 52 reopened between Marion and Chatfield. MnDOT says a new detour will go into place in early June.

In the southwest part of the state, drivers will encounter single lane work in both directions along Interstate 90. Crews are resurfacing a 16-mile stretch between Blue Earth and Fairmont.

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