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I-90 work from Fairmont to Blue Earth starting

Fri 5-10-2019

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised that Interstate 90 from Fairmont to Blue Earth will be restricted to two-way, head to head traffic in the eastbound lanes during the week of May 20, weather permitting, as crews work to preserve the interstate system.

In addition, three local overpasses will close Monday, May 13 for about two months. The local bridge closures include:

  • 230th Avenue
  • Martin County Road 59 (290th Avenue)
  • Faribault County Road 5 (345th Avenue)

The bridge/overpass closures are necessary to build new approach panels, overlay the decks, make structural repairs and improve guardrail.  The I-90 bridges have not had major updates since their installation over 45 years ago.  Local traffic can cross I-90 at either Martin County Road 53 or Faribault County Road 1.

Speeds on I-90 will also be reduced and periodic ramp closures can also be expected for westbound traffic at County Road 53 and County Road 1.  Highway 15 ramps to and from I-90 will close for about 3 weeks later in the season to avoid the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally traffic.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org