I-94 Construction in Maple Grove to Begins in July
If you drive on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove, be ready for road construction in the next few years.
Officials from MnDOT held a news conference on Thursday to announce that preliminary work would soon begin on a 37-mile stretch of Interstate 94 from Maple Grove to Clearwater. Next week, some shoulders will close for a few hours each day between Maple Grove and Rogers so crews can locate utilities and can avoid damaging them during construction.
Minnesota Department of Transportation officials say any highway headaches will be worth it once drivers see the improvements.
“We’re going to do some lane expansions, brand new concrete, new bridges in some areas, new interchanges and ramps,” said MnDOT spokesperson Dave Aeikens. “There will be an additional lane added from Highway 610 up to 101 to kind of help with that merging there at 610. It will give cars a little more space to get onto 94.”
- Maple Grove to Rogers (2020-2021)
- Widen freeway shoulders to build temporary lanes in 2019
- Nine miles of concrete resurfacing between I-494 interchange and Hwy 101
- Add lane in each direction between Hwy 610 and Hwy 101
- Build four noise walls in Maple Grove
- Dayton Parkway interchange (2020-2021)
- Build interchange
- Build trail and sidewalks
A couple of shoulder closings will take place starting Monday. The shoulder of westbound Interstate 94 will close between Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove and Highway 101 in Rogers. The shoulder of eastbound 94 will close between Highway 101 in Rogers and Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove. MnDOT officials are asking motorists to be extra careful in construction areas. People will need to slow down, pay attention and be aware of workers.
The project costs $350 million and will wrap up in about two and a half years.