The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that motorists on Interstate 90 in Austin will be detoured up and down the highway ramps at the 28th St. NE bridge overnight beginning Thursday, Oct. 21 while crews remove equipment. Originally, work was planned for Wednesday, Oct. 20, but with rain possible that night, work is being rescheduled one day later.
Motorists will be directed up and down the ramps during the work and should follow the signs during the closure from 7 p.m., Oct. 21 to 6 a.m., Oct. 22.
Removal of cranes and removal of the concrete forms on the bridge will be occurring. The removal of the forms will also remove the vehicle height restriction under the bridge beginning the morning of Oct. 21.
Westbound I-90 motorists who use the 28th St. NE exit to access the north side of the highway to reach places such as Nexus Gerard Academy and the Austin Country Club, will be detoured from Friday, Oct. 22 to Wednesday, Oct. 27, while the off-ramp is repaired and repaved. Motorists should use exit 183 east of Austin and travel on 220th St. west to reach these destinations. The off-ramp at Exit 181 will be closed for six days. The I-90 on-ramp at Exit 181 will remain open.
Motorists should also watch for a brief closure of 28th St. on the south side of the bridge, which runs through Thursday, Oct. 21. Neighbors have been notified in advance.
Other detours remain in place.