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Interstate 94 East traffic changes begin June 23

Traffic change details

Project milestone: Beginning Friday, June 23, westbound traffic on Interstate 94 will be switched to the newly-paved westbound lanes. This is the first in a series of traffic changes that will occur between June 23 and June 30. The changes are needed to set up the traffic pattern that will allow construction crews to begin resurfacing all eastbound I-94 travel lanes between Saint Paul and Maplewood in early July.

Drivers will encounter the following lane and ramp closures over the next week in the project area:

Beginning June 22:

Lane closure: Starting 9 a.m., June 22, the right lane on northbound Highway 120/Century Avenue will be closed from just south of I-94 to 3M/Innovation Road for approximately three weeks. The closure is needed to provide work space for crews to construct the trail on the east side of the road.

Beginning June 23:

Lane closure: The right lane (local access lane) and all ramps on westbound I-94 between Highway 120/Century Avenue and Mounds Boulevard will be closed through 5 a.m., June 24. During this time, all westbound I-94 traffic will be routed to the far left lane. Once these closures are lifted, most ramps will reopen and motorists will have three travel lanes on westbound I-94.

Ramp closures: The following westbound I-94 entrance and exit ramps will be closed through August 2017, unless otherwise noted. These closures are necessary to maintain a safe traffic flow on I-94 during construction.

Hudson Road to westbound I-94 (the far east entrance ramp in front of 3M) White Bear Avenue to westbound I-94. This closure will be in place through fall 2017.

Beginning June 24:

Crews will be relocating the moveable barrier from eastbound I-94 to westbound I-94 as part of preparing for the next construction stage. From Saturday morning, June 24, through Thursday evening, June 29, there will be three eastbound travel lanes and three westbound travel lanes on I-94.

Beginning June 29:

Lane closure: The right lane (local access lane) and all ramps on eastbound I-94 between Mounds Boulevard and Highway 120/Century Avenue will be closed beginning at 9 p.m., June 29 through 5 a.m., June 30. During this time, eastbound I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood will be reduced to a single lane of traffic. After these closures are lifted, most ramps will reopen and eastbound I-94 will be set up in the traffic pattern that will be in place through August 2017.

Ramp closures: The following eastbound I-94 entrance/exit ramps are currently closed and will remain closed through fall 2017:

  • McKnight Rd. to eastbound I-94
  • NB/SB Hwy 61 to eastbound I-94

Be prepared to choose a lane

Starting on Friday morning, June 30, motorists on eastbound I-94 should be prepared to choose a lane.

Drivers exiting within the 5-mile project area between Mounds Boulevard and Highway 120/Century Avenue should stay in the right lane and follow the “local access, stay right” signs.

Drivers traveling beyond Highway 120/Century Avenue should remain in the left lanes and follow the “through traffic, stay left” signs.

Watch this brief video before driving in the area.

Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.

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May 12: Westbound Interstate 94 temporary long-term traffic changes begin

The right lane (local access lane) and all ramps on westbound Interstate 94 between Century Avenue and Mounds Boulevard will be closed to traffic beginning Friday night, May 12, through the following afternoon, May 13, to complete all long-term traffic changes, including reopening and closing a series of ramps throughout the project area.

New long-term traffic changes begin this weekend

Ramp openings:

The following ramps are currently closed and will reopen on Saturday, May 13:

  • Westbound I-94 to southbound Highway 61/Etna Street
  • Westbound I-94 to Hudson Road
  • Hudson Road. to Westbound I-94 (the easternmost on-ramp in front of 3M)

New and continuing long-term ramp closures:

The following ramp closures will be in place from Saturday, May 13, through mid- summer, unless otherwise noted:

  • Westbound I-94 to Mounds Boulevard
  • Southbound Highway 61/Etna Street to westbound I-94
  • Northbound Highway 61 to westbound I-94
  • Westbound I-94 to White Bear Avenue
  • WB I-94 to Century Avenue. This closure will remain in effect for approximately one month.

In addition, the following ramps will remain closed through mid-summer, unless otherwise noted:

  • Southbound Highway 61/Etna St. to eastbound I-94
  • Northbound Highway 61 to eastbound I-94. This closure will remain in effect through fall 2017.
  • White Bear Avenue to westbound I-94
  • Burns Avenue to eastbound I-94 (McKnight ramp)
  • Hudson Place to eastbound I-94 (McKnight ramp)
  • Hudson Road to westbound I-94 (the westernmost on-ramp in front of 3M)

Detour maps for the upcoming ramp closures can be found on the project website.

Eastbound I-94 evening lane closure details

Eastbound Intersate 94 between Mounds Boulevard in Saint Paul and Highway 120/Century Avenue in Maplewood will be narrowed to two lanes of traffic from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 9. Then, eastbound I-94 in this same area will be narrowed to one lane of traffic from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. that same evening.

These closures are neededfor survey work in advance of this year’s construction project. Closure durations and time frames are all approximate and weather dependent.

Detour change for southbound Highway 52/Lafayette Bridge closure

Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, southbound Highway 52/Lafayette Bridge will close between Interstate 94 and Plato Boulevard south of the river. The bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River east of downtown Saint Paul, will reopen by 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 19, weather permitting.

There has been a change in the detour information for this weekend’s closure of the southbound Highway 52/Lafayette bridge in Saint Paul. With the closure of the 6th St. entrance into downtown St. Paul, westbound I-94 traffic should use Mounds Boulevard and Kellogg Boulevard to reach the downtown area. Westbound I-94 traffic can also use either I-494 or Highway 61 to reach Highway 52 from east of Saint Paul.

Also,  bridge traffic will be restricted to carry out inspection activities. You should expect some delays early next week while workers cary out in-depth inspections of the bridge. Inspectors will work from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 19 to Sept. 22. During the work, traffic will be restricted to a single lane between I-94 and Plato Boulevard.

This is the first major inspection of the bridge since it was built and opened to traffic late last year. Inspection activities will be cancelled in case of high winds or other inclement weather. It is recommended that drives use an alternate route or follow the detour signs to reach their destination.

The other detour routes remain the same:

  • Eastbound I-94/southbound I-35 East: South on Highway 61, west on I-494 to Highway 52.
  • 7th St: Mounds Blvd to eastbound I-94 and follow the eastbound I-94 detour.
  • CHANGE: Westbound I-94: Mounds Boulevard to Kellogg Boulevard to downtown St. Paul. Use I-494 or Highway 61 to reach Highway 52.

The closure is necessary to apply a coating to the concrete driving surface of the bridge.

Interstate 94 construction update: Highway 52 closure

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, the northbound Highway 52 ramp to eastbound Interstate 94 will be closed as construction crews install a camera pole.

Closure duration and time frame are approximate and weather dependent. During construction, expect delays and if possible, use another route to travel through the area. Know your route before you drive.

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I-94 construction and traffic update

There are two new lane closures on I-94 at McKnight Road. Hudson Place between McKnight Road and Crestview Drive is closed for approximately two weeks. During this time, McKnight Road to eastbound I-94 will remain closed.

Beginning July 29, northbound McKnight Road just south of the I-94 overpass will be reduced to one late for approximately two weeks. The right lane will be closed starting at Burns Avenue for 500 feet.

Despite the closures, drivers will still have access to McKnight Road from eastbound I-94. For more information, visit the I-94 project website.

June 20: New traffic patterns on eastbound I-94 beginning

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces there will be two new traffic patterns on eastbound Interstate 94.

Starting on Monday, June 20, crews will be closing the left lane of traffic on eastbound I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood. This closure will be in effect between 4 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. During this timeframe, there will be two lanes of traffic heading east towards Wisconsin.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23, traffic on eastbound I-94 between 11th St. and Mounds Blvd will be shifted to the outside lanes. These traffic patterns will continue well into the summer. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Drivers should allow for more time to reach your destination. Consult the 511 mobile application for updates on all local construction before you drive. By planning ahead, you’ll keep yourself and others safe during construction. Know your route before you drive I-94.

For more information about the project, visit: mndot.gov/i94eastmetro

Follow MnDOT on Twitter @mndotnews for ramp and lane closures.

For questions or concerns about this work, contact our project team: 612-547-3206 or info@i94eastmetro.org
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

Construction update: I-94 East St. Paul to Maplewood

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Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, June 13, road crews will close the northbound Highway 52 ramp to eastbound Interstate 94 to continue work on the auxillary lane. This closure will be in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, June 17. Drivers will be directed to follow the posted detour using Seventh Street to Mounds Boulevard to eastbound I-94.

Closure duration and time frame are approximate and weather dependent. During construction, expect delays and if possible, use another route to travel through the area. Know your route before you drive I-94.

Follow the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Twitter @mndotnews for ramp and lane closures.

For more information about the project, visit: mndot.gov/i94eastmetro.

For questions or concerns about this work, contact our project team: 612-547-3206 or info@i94eastmetro.org. For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

I-94 construction from East St. Paul to Maplewood

Motorists should be aware of delays and lane closures on Interstate 94 in the East Metro as traffic changes occur May 26, weather permitting.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, crews will begin shifting the eastbound lanes of I-94 between Mounds Blvd and Century Ave. to the outside lanes. During the switch, eastbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to two lanes. The closures will end by 5 a.m. Friday, May 27.

In addition,  at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, westbound I-94 will be shifted to the outside lanes and be reduced to two lanes. The closures will end by 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 1.

These shifts and lane closures are needed so crews can prepare the road for the next stage of construction.

The work is part of a larger two-year project which includes resurfacing both directions of I-94 from Mounds Blvd in St. Paul to just east of Century Ave. in Woodbury. Additional work includes constructing and replacing noise walls between Conway St. and Maple St. in St. Paul and extending auxiliary lanes in specific locations, bridge maintenance, construct trail connections, updating signals and pedestrian access and improving the drainage system.

The $49.8 million I-94 reconstruction and improvement project will provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with better pedestrian accessibility and improved drainage capabilities. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

For more information about the project, visit: mndot.gov/i94eastmetro. Follow on Twitter @mndotnews for ramp and lane closures. For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

I-94 lane closures scheduled May 21-28

Be ready. There will be several lane closures east of downtown St. Paul.  Know your route before you drive Interstate 94.

  • From 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday May 21, the right westbound lane of I-94 between Century Ave. and Hwy 61 will be closed.
  • Also, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m, Saturday, May 21, the left westbound lane of Old Hudson frontage road from Century Ave. to Mcknight Rd. will be closed.
  • At 6 p.m.  Sunday, May 22, the right eastbound lane of I-94 between Hwy 61 and Century Avenue will be closed until 5 a.m.  Monday, May 23.

Crews are preparing for the next phase of construction, during which westbound lanes of I-94 will be resurfaced. Weekend work will lead to additional closures coming next week.

Weekday closures:

  • At 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, the right westbound lane of I-94 between I-694 and Mounds Blvd. will be closed until 5 a.m., Tuesday, May 24.
  • At 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, eastbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Mounds Blvd. and Century Avenue until  5 a.m., Wednesday, May 25.
  • At  7 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, westbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to a single lane between Century Aveune and Mounds Blvd. until 5 a.m., Thursday, May 26.

Be ready for Memorial Day:

Work will continue into Memorial Day weekend with overnight closures.

  • From 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Thursday, May 26, through Saturday, May 28, eastbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to two lanes and westbound I-94 traffic reduced to a single lane between Mounds Blvd. and Century Avenue. These closures are necessary in order to set up a traffic barrier for Phase 2 construction.

During construction, expect delays and if possible, use another route to travel through the area.

For more information about the project, visit: www.mndot.gov/i94eastmetro

For questions or concerns about this work, contact our project team:

 For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.