Eastbound I-90 Exit Ramp to Highway 169 to Close on Wednesday

Motorists are advised that the eastbound Interstate 90 exit ramp to Highway 169, near Blue Earth is expected to close on May 15th, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Eastbound I-90 motorists wanted to exit at Blue Earth will be directed to the Guckeen exit and detoured to Faribault County Roads 1, 8 and 16 to get to Highway 169.  The ramp closure is expected until mid-July, weather permitting.  All ramps at the Highway 169 interchange near Blue Earth are anticipated to be open during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The eastbound and westbound I-90 rest areas located just west of Blue Earth, remain closed as pavement in the parking areas will be replaced.  The eastbound I-90 rest area is scheduled to open in mid-August, the westbound in mid-October.

Traffic on I-90 is currently maintained with two-way (head to head) traffic, one lane in each direction, in the westbound lanes from just west of Blue Earth to one mile east of Faribault County Road 17.

The project is expected to be complete in late-October, weather permitting.