Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Mar. 16, 2017

Hwy 27 bridge at I-94 near Osakis closes Mar. 27

All ramps remain open until further notice

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel the Highway 27 bridge over Interstate 94, west of Osakis, will encounter a detour and, potentially, significant delays when the bridge closes Monday, March 27.

Signed detours will direct motorists to the I-94/Highway 29 interchange, located 11.5 miles west of Highway 27 in Alexandria, or to the I-94/County Road 46/County Road 91 interchange, located 4.5 miles east of Highway 27 near West Union.

After the bridge closes March 27, motorists should expect the following:

  • The Highway 27 bridge over I-94 will remain closed through early July.
  • All ramps at the I-94/Highway 27 interchange will remain open until further notice.
  • I-94 at Highway 27 will be reduced to a single lane as needed through early July.
  • More information on future traffic changes will be issued as details become available.

The closures are needed while crews redeck, repair and resurface the Highway 27 bridge; repair and resurface both bridge approaches; and resurface all four interchange ramps. When complete, the project will extend the life of the bridge and improve the road’s ride quality.

For more information about the Highway 27 bridge rehabilitation project over I-94, visit mndot.gov/2017/osakis/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.