Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 19, 2017

Open house set April 25 in Austin for I-90 bridge replacement

AUSTIN, Minn. – The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, April 25 in Austin to learn more about the replacement of the 11th Drive NE bridge over Interstate 90, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The meeting will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 25 in Austin City Hall, 500 Fourth Ave. NE. Lunda Construction, the contractor for the job, as well as MnDOT officials and others will be on hand to talk about the project, including timelines, detours and scope of the project.

The bridge over I-90 is scheduled to be replaced beginning May 15.  Work includes grading, paving, bridge replacement, and shared use trail and drainage improvements.  The new bridge will be widened to accommodate two 12-foot lanes, two 8-foot shoulders and a 10-foot sidewalk.  The existing roadway alignment will remain the same.

To learn more about the project and also sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/i90-bridge-replacement/

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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