Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Updated April 4, 2017

I-94 lanes at Hwy 27/Osakis continue to close overnight

Highway 27 bridge over I-94 closed through July

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling Interstate 94 near the Highway 27/Osakis interchange may encounter delays as both directions of the interstate are intermittently closed overnight beginning April 3 through Friday morning, April 7.

I-94 at Hwy 27 to close overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the week of Monday, April 3. The work will take 3-4 nights to complete. For more details, visit mndot.gov/d3/2017/osakis/

The closures will begin at 7 p.m. each night, and all lanes of I-94 will open by 6 a.m. the following day. Traffic will be detoured up and down the I-94/Highway 27 interchange ramps while the I-94 lanes beneath the Highway 27 bridge are closed.

The closures are needed while crews remove the existing Highway 27 bridge deck over I-94.

After these overnight closures are complete, motorists should plan for the following:

  • The Highway 27 bridge over I-94 will remain closed through early July.
  • All ramps at the I-94/Highway 27 interchange will remain open until further notice.
  • I-94 at Highway 27 will be reduced to a single lane as needed through early July.
  • More information on future traffic changes will be issued as details become available.

The work and closures are part of a project to repair and resurface the Highway 27 bridge over I-94, repair and resurface both bridge approaches and resurface all four interchange ramps. When complete, the project will extend the life of the bridge and improve the road’s ride.

More information

For the latest traffic update, detour maps and more information about this project, visit mndot.gov/2017/osakis/.

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