Interstate 90 motorists will be detoured 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, while crews pour the Hwy 63 concrete bridge deck over the highway north of Stewartville, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The daytime closure and detour of I-90 is being done for safety as crews pour concrete for the new Hwy 63 northbound bridge over I-90. If weather postpones the work on Friday, crews will do the work on Saturday, Aug. 29.
During the I-90 detour, westbound motorists will exit I-90 at Hwy 52 (Exit 218) north to Rochester, Hwy 63 south to I-90 where it rejoins the highway. Eastbound motorists will exit I-90 at High Forest (Exit 205) follow Olmsted County Road 6 east into Stewartville, then north on Hwy 63 to connect again with I-90.
Meanwhile, eastbound I-90 motorists who want to travel north on Hwy 63 continue to be detoured at Exit 205, cross the highway and follow Olmsted County Road 6 west a short distance to Olmsted County Road 8 north. Follow Olmsted 8 to Olmsted County Road 16 east to Hwy 63 near Rochester International Airport. The ramp for eastbound I-90 to southbound Hwy 63 remains open at Exit 209A at Stewartville.
Motorists should also be aware of changes that affect Olmsted 8 and Hwy 30:
During the two-year construction project both Hwy 63 bridges will be replaced, Hwy 30 west rerouted, some I-90 exit ramps will be added or realigned and the access to 90th Street SE will be closed and rerouted.
Construction will take place in 2020 and 2021 to complete this $15,419,780 project.