Forum staff reports, Published April 30 2013
Eastbound I-94 near St. Cloud to close at 7 tonightST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 between St. Cloud and Clearwater should plan alternate routes and additional travel time because the single open eastbound lane will temporarily close at 7 tonight.
This unplanned closure is needed for crews to make emergency repairs to orange traffic cones, posts and other safety devices that were damaged during recent late-spring snow storms.
A 10-mile detour will direct motorist along Exit 171 to eastbound County Road 75 in St. Augusta, to southbound Highway 24 in Clearwater and back to eastbound I-94.
Eastbound I-94 will reopen as a single lane by 10 tonight.
Both directions of I-94 have been reduced to a single lane between St. Cloud and Clearwater since April 3 while crews work to resurface 7.5 miles of the interstate. More information on the project, including links to traffic cams, can be found at www.mndot.gov/d3/i94.