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Head-to-head traffic begins today on I-94 between Alexandria and Osakis until November

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Starting Friday, May 3, motorists traveling on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Osakis will encounter reduced speeds and one-lane traffic in each direction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This afternoon, the westbound lanes will close and traffic will be directed onto the eastbound lanes while crews begin concrete resurfacing and bridge replacements on westbound I-94.

Through November, there will be one-lane head-to-head traffic through the project area, just west of the Highway 29 interchange near Alexandria to the Douglas/Todd County line near Osakis. The Burgen Lake Rest Area, located within this area on westbound I-94 near Alexandria, will also close to all travelers until November for an adjacent parking lot expansion project.

The I-94 resurfacing and bridge replacement project will be constructed over two years. This year, crews will resurface westbound lanes, replace the westbound bridges over the CP Railway and Douglas County Road 23, and make repairs to three additional westbound bridges. In 2025, crews will replace the eastbound bridges over the CP Railway and County Road 23. For more information, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d4/projects/alex94bridges/.

All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather dependent and subject to change. MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and slow down in work zones where workers are present.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.