The long anticipated addition to Interstate-94 West in Albertville will be opened to traffic today.
The Westbound Collector-Distribution Road has been in progress for the past year.
The ramp will officially open after the morning rush hour most likely around 10 a.m., Albertville City Engineer Adam Nafstad wrote in a press release to MnDOT Wednesday afternoon.
Westbound traffic destined for County Road 19 and the Albertville Premium Outlets will be able to access County Road 19 via exit 201 and westbound traffic destined for County Road 37 will access County Road 37 via exit 201.
Certain traffic control devises will temporarily remain in place to facilitate motorist acclimation to the new collector-distributor route, Nafstad reported.
Final restoration of the project will take place in spring 2013. At this time, there are no further lane closures.
The city of Albertville thanks residents for their patience and understanding during construction. "This project improves freeway access and mobility, and was necessary to preserve the functions of the freeway and local routes," Nafstad wrote.
For more project information, please contact the city of Albertville at 763-497-3384.