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Interstate 694 ramp to eastbound Highway 36 closed through May 11
Now that the snow has melted, construction crews are continuing work on the Minnesota Highway 36/Hilton Trail project in Pine Springs.
The ramp to eastbound Highway 36 from northbound Interstate 694 closed Monday morning and will not reopen until Monday, May 12, weather permitting.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to follow the posted detour using westbound Highway 36, eastbound I-694 and eastbound 36 to bypass the closure.
The $13.8 million Highway 36/Hilton Trail project replaces the former signalized intersection with a grade-separated diamond interchange.
MnDOT says the reconstruction project will improve traffic flow and safety on Highway 36, Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail while reducing the amount of through traffic cutting through those areas. MnDOT expects to have the project completed by the end of summer.
-- Joshua Nielsen