The Minnesota Department of Transportation is set to begin a resurfacing project on I-90 east of Albert Lea to Austin Monday.
Officials with MnDOT reported that detours will be in place for eastbound I-90 motorists using traffic ramps for Freeborn County Road 46 and Highway 105. The entrance to eastbound I-90 from Freeborn County Road 46 will be closed and motorists will follow a detour on Freeborn County Road 46 to I-90 in Austin. The exit from eastbound I-90 to Freeborn County Road 46 will be closed, and motorists will exit at Freeborn County Road 26 and follow it to Freeborn County Road 46. The exit from eastbound I-90 to Hwy 105 will be closed, and motorists will exit instead at Hwy 218/14th St NW and take 14th St NW to Hwy 105.
The $14.5 million project includes resurfacing eastbound I-90 from Freeborn County Road 46, east of Albert Lea, to Hwy 105 in Austin. In addition, a minimal amount of culvert work will impact westbound and eastbound traffic.