The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported Wednesday that Interstate 90 motorists will be detoured overnight next Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 12 for bridge beam placement over the highway north of Stewartville.
The two-night detour is from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday when I-90 will be closed at Stewartville. Crews will be placing the bridge beams for the Hwy 63 northbound bridge over I-90. I-90 will be open during the daytime hours.
During the I-90 overnight 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:
Construction will take place in 2020 and 2021 to complete the $15,419,780 project.