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MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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Between 1 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, northbound traffic on the highway is set to be diverted at 40th Avenue West
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will resurface and make repairs to the Interstate 94 bridge in southwest St. Cloud in Stearns County. Drivers will encounter reduced speeds and one-lane traffic, in each direction. The work begins Wednesday, Aug. 31, and is expected to be completed in mid-October.
From the column: "Minnesotans stand to benefit from smarter paving projects. ... It is important to acknowledge that the public pays the price for poor pavement conditions."
In response to several of my inquiries, I was informed that the current bridge is beyond its useful life.
Reconstruction of the Garfield Avenue interchange and Highway 53 ramps will dovetail with ongoing reconstruction, ending years of potential delays.
From the column: "I think everyone would agree the Central Entrance corridor has morphed into a congested, ugly, unsafe roadway."

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From the editorial: "The opportunity is now to do something dramatic, something transformative for the good of Duluth and its residents, and to attractively connect downtown to the lakefront like never before."
MnDOT will study traffic impacts of an at-grade crossing between downtown and Canal Park, while also analyzing new bridge concepts for Fifth Avenue West over I-35.
Ground improvements, creek-merging and steel placement among latest Twin Ports Interchange developments.

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