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Weekend Road Work: Portion of I-94 to Close for 101st Avenue Bridge Removal

Jan 15, 2017 01:38PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Both directions of I-94 between I-494 and the new Highway 610 will be closed the weekend of Jan. 21-22 for demolition of the former 101st Avenue bridge in Maple Grove.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, lane restrictions may begin around 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 for demolition crews can begin setup. Around 10 p.m. Friday evening, I-94 is scheduled to close to through traffic between I-494 and Highway 610 in each direction.

The roadway is anticipated to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23.

The following detours are recommended by MnDOT during the closure:

  • Westbound I-94 - Detour north on Highway 169 and then west on new Highway 610
  • Eastbound I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and then south on Highway 169
Through traffic will not be allowed, according to MnDOT, local traffic on westbound I-94 will be able to exit at I-494, Hemlock Lane, Weaver Lake Road, and Maple Grove Parkway. Travelers will be unable to travel from Maple Grove Parkway to westbound I-94. 

The 101st Avenue bridge is being removed as part of the Highway 610 project

Editor's note: You might also be interested in reading: 

Highway 610

Final Portion of Highway 610 Opens in Maple Grove 

The new 2.5-mile road, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, "will fill in the gap" between Elm Creek Boulevard and I-94 in Maple Grove. Read More » 


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