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Lane changes, detours begin May 26 for I-90 resurfacing project east of Albert Lea to Austin

Traffic will be reduced to single-lane traffic on Interstate 90 starting on Tuesday from east of Albert Lea to Austin, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists will be traveling in single lanes each direction in the westbound lanes so crews can begin repaving nine miles of the I-90 eastbound lanes. The $14.5 million project includes resurfacing eastbound I-90 from Freeborn County Road 46, east of Albert Lea, to Hwy 105 in Austin. Culvert work will also take place.

Repaving project starts at eastbound I-90 and Highway 46 and ends at Highway 105 in Austin. Map provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Motorists will crossover from the eastbound lanes to the westbound lanes near Freeborn County 46 and then return to the eastbound lanes near Hwy 105.

The following detours will be in place for eastbound I-90 motorists using traffic ramps for Freeborn County Road 46 and Hwy 105:

• The entrance to eastbound I-90 from Freeborn County Road 46 will be closed and motorists will follow detour on Freeborn County Road 46 to I-90 in Austin

• Exit from eastbound I-90 to Freeborn County Road 46 will be closed. Motorists are to exit at Freeborn County Road 26 and follow it to Freeborn County Road 46

• Exit from eastbound I-90 to Hwy 105 will be closed. Motorists are to exit at Hwy 218/14th St NW and take 14th St NW to Hwy 105

The project is scheduled to be complete in November.

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