The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that Eastbound Interstate 90 motorists west of Stewartville will experience reduced traffic lanes, and an eastbound entrance ramp closure will take place at Olmsted County Road 6 when construction begins on April 4th for repaving and bridge pier work.
Traffic on eastbound I-90 will be reduced to a single lane west of Mower County Road 15 to east of Olmsted County Road 6. Additionally, the eastbound entrance ramp to I-90 at County Road 6 will be closed and detoured and the High Forest Rest Area for eastbound traffic will be closed beginning June 8th for paving work.
The signed detour for motorists on County Road 6 wanting to enter eastbound I-90 is to follow Country Road 6 eastbound into Stewartville, go north on Hwy 63 to the I-90 interchange. Overall, the project includes resurfacing approximately 8.6 miles of I-90 eastbound from 2.5 miles east of Mower County Road 1 to .9 miles east of Hwy 63 in Olmsted County, resurfacing interchange ramps at County Road 6 and Hwy 63, improving and repairing guardrail and drainage throughout project, resurfacing the car parking lot of High Forest Rest Area and improving entrance/exit ramps and facility accessibility, and improving four bridges, including the I-90 eastbound bridge over the Root River, the I-90 westbound bridge over the Root River, the County Hwy 6 bridge over I-90 and the County Hwy 15 bridge over I-90.