I-94 Closure Re-Scheduled for January 20-23, 2017:
Due to weather conditions, the I-94 closure planned for the weekend of January 13-16 has been postponed to the following weekend. Weather permitting - I-94 will be closed in both directions between Maple Grove Parkway and the new interchange of Highway 610 and I-94 the weekend of January 20-23 for demolition of the 101st Avenue N. bridge crossing I-94 in Maple Grove. Lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 as construction crews begin preliminary work for the bridge removal. The interstate will close in each direction from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 until 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23.
During the closure, signed detours will be provided via the following routes:
- Westbound I-94: Detour north on Highway 169 and west on new Highway 610 to reach westbound I-94.
- Eastbound I-94: Detour east on new Highway 610 and south on Highway 169 to reach eastbound I-94.
NOTE: Local traffic on westbound I-94 will be able to exit at I-494, Hemlock Lane (County Road 61), Weaver Lake Road and Maple Grove Parkway; however, motorists will not be able to travel from Maple Grove Parkway to westbound I-94.
Please refer to the MnDOT website for further details on this.
There will still be some work along Highway 610 in the spring of 2017 to clean up and finish some final details.
Highway 610 is a vital east-west link for the expanding northern suburbs. The construction of the final 2.5 mile segment connects I-94 in Maple Grove to Highway 169 in Brooklyn Park and serves as a relief valve for the heavily congested I-94. Highway 610 also provides opportunities for continued commercial and industrial growth along the corridor.
The project has received funding through the State's Corridors of Commerce Program which aims to increase highway capacity, improve the movement of freight, and reduce barriers to commerce statewide. This project has been developed through a partnership with MnDOT, Hennepin County, and the City of Maple Grove. As a supplement to this information, please see the 610 Brochure that was distributed at the 2013 Open House.
Key Milestones for the Highway 610 Project During the 2016 Construction Season:
- Highway 610 is now connected to I-94 and open for traffic.
- Maple Grove Parkway is now open to traffic between 99th Avenue and County Road 81.
- The new 105th Avenue Bridge over I-94 is now open to traffic.
More information regarding summary of work, schedule, cost, area map, location, benefits and project layout may be found on the MnDOT website.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact the City of Maple Grove Engineering Department at (763) 494-6350 or send an email.