The public is encouraged to attend an open house for the construction of Interstate 90 from Fairmont to Blue Earth on Wednesday, April 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1291 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont.

Staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the contractor will be present at the open house to answer questions about the project and traffic impacts.

Weather permitting, preliminary work for this two-year project will begin soon with intermittent shoulder and lane closures.  Major traffic restrictions are expected to follow in mid-May with ramp closures and I-90 traffic carried in a two-way, head to head situation in the eastbound lanes.

The 2019-20 project includes resurfacing the sixteen miles of both eastbound and westbound interstate lanes with concrete for a long-term fix as well as making improvements at bridges, culverts and drainage pipes.  The project also includes adding interchange lighting at County Highways 53 and 1.  More information can be found at

Croell, Inc. of New Hampton, Iowa was awarded the project with a bid of $38,540,707.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to

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