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I-90 exit ramp at Luverne to close Monday

The westbound Interstate 90 exit ramp to U.S. 75 near Luverne will closed for construction starting Monday for approximately two weeks, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The detour route for the U.S. 75 westbound off ramp is Rock County 3 and Rock County 4 to U.S. 75.

Westbound I-90 traffic has been shifted to the eastbound lanes since June 14, reducing traffic to a single lane, head-to-head configuration utilizing existing crossovers east of Luverne and west of Beaver Creek.

The westbound exit and entrance ramps at Rock County 6 and the entrance ramp from U.S. 75 to westbound I-90 have been closed since June 14, but are scheduled to reopen with the removal of the head-to-head configuration later this month. At that time, I-90 traffic will return to normally assigned lanes, with a single lane in each direction to allow work in the center median.

The construction project includes concrete pavement repair on the existing westbound traffic lanes and ramps, reconstructing shoulders, resurfacing the bridge over Rock County 11 and drainage improvements. The westbound lanes of I-90 are expected to fully reopen to traffic in early September. Additional I-90 work east of U.S. 75 is expected to occur in late September/early October and require a single-lane closure on westbound I-90, and a brief two-day (daytime) closure of the U.S. 75 off-ramp.

PCiRoads, LLC. was awarded the project with a bid of $4,844,421.70.

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