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A new era in transportation for the northwest metro was heralded when a host of dignitaries broke ground for an Interstate 94 expansion project Friday, Oct. 12, in Albertville.

The project will add a third lane in each direction from St. Michael to Albertville.

Congressman Emmer added that transportation “is one of the most important issues in this community. It’s incredibly important to get three lanes all the way to St. Cloud.”

Not only did Commissioner Zelle agree with Emmer, but he made a big announcement: “We are paving from Monticello to Clearwater and during construction, we’ll make an additional lane a permanent lane. It’s official!”


Photo Credit: Aaron Bronrn.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that this project will be included in the Corridors of Commerce funding. The project will receive the full $56 million necessary to complete the lane capacity expansion.

The coalition’s goal is to “Unleash the Mobility” with lane capacity expansion by providing an additional travel lane to I-94 in each direction from Maple Grove to St. Cloud, as well as the addition of auxiliary lanes to the Brockton Lane Interchange at the Rogers/Dayton border.


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