Westbound Interstate 90 lane closures underway between Austin and Stewartville

Published 8:57 am Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Motorists on westbound Interstate 90 between Stewartville and Austin will encounter lane closures, as construction crews repair portions of the concrete road, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The closures went into effect on Monday.

The highway remains open with one lane, while construction crews work on the other lane. The repairs in the westbound lanes are expected to take approximately five weeks, if not interrupted by rainy weather. Crews will be working along a 24-mile stretch (mile marker 209 to 185), closing lanes in eight-mile increments.

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Motorists are reminded to follow the prescribed work zone speed limits and be alert in the work zones.

Further west, westbound I-90 motorists will encounter lane changes for a concrete repaving project east of Albert Lea. There, motorists will shift lanes to travel in a single lane adjacent to the eastbound traffic in a single lane. Some westbound ramps are closed. Follow the signed detour.