Repaving work has been completed on the Interstate 90 eastbound Interstate 90 off-ramp at Hwy 56 and motorists again able to use it as part the detour route for the 28th St. NE bridge project in Austin, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The westbound on-ramp remains closed for paving.
The 28th St. NE bridge on the east side of Austin is being replaced this year. Eastbound I-90 motorists seeking to reach locations on the north side of I-90 at the 28th St. NE bridge such as the Austin Country Club and Nexus Gerard Family Healing may continue past Exit 181 for 3 miles to Exit 183. Motorists will turn north (left) at the off-ramp on Hwy 56, turning west (left) on 220th St. to travel west to reach 28th St. NE on the north side of the bridge.
The opening of Hwy 56 westbound on-ramp is expected to open on Friday, June 18.
Other detours for the 28th St. NE bridge project will remain in effect.
Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT crews will maintain physical distancing practices while working.