Although it doesn’t look even remotely springlike today, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, work on the fourth and final year of I-94 construction between Clearwater and Maple Grove will resume for the next four months.
Today (April 7), the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the first portion of the final legs of the project – this pertaining to the Monticello to Clearwater Design-Build Project.
From 6 p.m. Friday, April 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, striping, signing and lane shift work for westbound traffic will begin. This work will include barrier placement, final crossover work, signing and striping to accommodate two lanes of eastbound traffic in the westbound lanes. Last year, traffic in both directions was funneled to the westbound lanes. The opposite will be the case this year as a third lane of traffic in both directions will be added between Hwy. 25 in Monticello to CSAH 8 in Hasty/Silver Creek Township.
Short-term shoulder and lane closures will take place during this period. Eastbound traffic will not shift to the westbound lanes during this work. That will occur once this phase is completed and will result in the closure of the Enfield Rest Area, which will be cut off from traffic, until the anticipated completion date of Friday, Aug. 12.