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Overnight Lane Reductions Continue for I-94 Improvement Project in Maple Grove, Rogers

Aug 02, 2019 05:31AM ● By Wendy Erlien

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Updated August 2, 2019 - Starting 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 12, "eastbound I-94 is scheduled to be reduced to two lanes between Highway 101 in Rogers and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove Sunday to Thursday," according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  

The temporary lane closure is part of the I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater project which spans through the communities of Maple Grove, Dayton, St. Michael, Albertville, Monticello, Hasty, and Clearwater.  

Read more about the project below. 

Original post January 24, 2019 - A 39-mile section of Interstate 94 between Maple Grove and Clearwater is slated for construction during the summer of 2019 to "reduce congestion, improve safety, provide a smoother ride and extend the life of the pavement," when completed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The project is scheduled to span several years

Reduced speeds and occasional lane closures are anticipated during the project. 

"In the long term, the project will improve freight access, help spur economic development and address planned growth in the area," MnDOT stated in a press release.

To provide more information about the project there will be an open house 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Maple Grove Government Center, Emergency Operations Center Room No. 10., 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove.

The estimated $350 million project is "partly paid for using the Corridors for Commerce program, created in 2013 by the legislature to provide additional highway capacity on segments where there are bottlenecks in the system and to improve the movement of freight and reduce barriers to commerce," MnDOT stated in a press release.

Highlights of the projects, according to MnDOT include

  • New pavement between Maple Grove and Rogers
  • Addition of a lane between Highway 610 and Highway 101
  • An interchange near Dayton
  • Addition of lanes, resurfaced freeway, replaced bridges between St. Michael and Albertville
  • Addition of lanes, resurfaced freeway, additional safety features between Clearwater and Monticello 

For more information and to sign up for project updates, visit the web page: mndot.gov/i94-mg-clearwater

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