Interstate 90 construction should start next monthPublished 10:53am Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Barring rough weather, construction on Interstate 90 from Highway 105 to County Road 19 should start next month.
MnDOT officials say the scheduled project, which will reduce I-90 to one lane in each direction through the affected stretch of freeway, will start next month as long as the weather holds.
The project involves fixing faulty concrete pavement along I-90, which means workers will essentially dig up decaying concrete patches and replace them with new concrete.
MnDOT road crews will also temporarily shut down several exits along the Austin corridor during the project, according to Kristin Kammueller, MnDOT spokesperson.
Kammueller urged drivers to take caution when traveling down I-90 during the project, which will go through June.
“They are really going to want to slow down,” she said. “With this type of work, the crews are going to be out next to the traffic.”
The project should result in smoother roads and will cost about $6.5 million.