ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A major project that begins Monday is guaranteed to create some monumental headaches for motorists who use I-94 near St. Cloud.
MnDOT sent out a reminder Friday afternoon, reminding drivers that I-94 between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud will be reduced to a single lane 24-hours each day from Monday through July.
Being that I-94 is the major route between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, and a popular carrier of cabin traffic in northwest Minnesota, it goes without saying that major delays should be expected.
MnDOT's traffic forecasts show initial backups could extend five to seven miles, with summertime backups of 20 miles or more possible during peak travel periods. The longest backups are expected on westbound I-94 on Friday afternoons and evenings, and on eastbound I-94 on Friday afternoons and Sundays after 11 a.m.
Additional details can be found on the project website.
Motorists should plan routes, allow extra time for travel and check www.511mn.org for real-time traffic information prior to travel.
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