Motorists are advised that the westbound Interstate 90 exit ramp to Highway 169 near Blue Earth is now closed until late July, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Westbound I-90 traffic traveling to northbound or southbound Highway 169 should exit at Highway 23, travel south on Highway 23 to Highway 16, and then go west on Highway 16 to Highway 169 in Blue Earth.
The Faribault County Road 17 entrance ramp to westbound I-90 is also expected to close late next week until early August.
Traffic on I-90 is currently maintained with two way traffic, one lane in each direction, in the eastbound lanes from Blue Earth to east of Faribault County Road 17.
The Highway 169 entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 90 near Blue Earth and the westbound I-90 exit ramp to Faribault County Road 17 remain closed and traffic detoured until mid-August, weather permitting. All ramps at the Highway 169 interchange will remain open during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The westbound I-90 rest area located just west of Blue Earth also remains closed until late August.