Stewartville, MN (KROC-AM News)- A portion of Interstate 90 in Olmsted County will be closed at the end of next week as crews start a bridge replacement project. 

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MnDOT says crews are set to begin work on the bridge replacement project on Monday. 

Drivers are being asked to prepare for a pair of detours during the work. One will be in place for next weekend and the other will be in effect until the project is finished. 

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The impacted road is Olmsted County Rd. 35 northwest of Stewartville. While the project begins on July 8, crews are planning to hold off on fully demolishing the bridge until Friday, July 12. 

I-90 Closure Planned During Bridge Demolition Near Stewartville

A MnDOT news release indicates crews will close I-90 in both directions at County Rd. 35 during the demolition. The closure begins at 7 p.m. on July 12 and is set to end by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 15. 

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MnDOT plans to have the following detour in place during the I-90 closure: 

I-90 east: Take Exit 205, go east on Co. Rd. 6, go north on Hwy 63 and then exit to I-90 east

I-90 west: Take Exit 209A, go south on Hwy 63, go west on Co. Rd. 6 and then exit to I-90 west

Multi-Month Detour Starts Monday in Stewartville Area

The longer-term detour for County Rd. 35 starts on Monday. MnDOT says the detour during the multi-month closure will be: 

County Rd. 35 west of I-90

From Hwy 63, motorists should go west on Co. Rd. 6 then north on Co. Rd. 8 to reach Co. Rd. 35 west of I-90

From I-90, motorists should exit at Co. Rd. 6 and go west, then north on Co. Rd. 8 to reach Co. Rd. 35 west of I-90

County Rd. 35 east of I-90

From Co. Rd. 8, motorists should go south, then east on Co. Rd. 6 and then north on Hwy 63 to reach Co. Rd. 35 east of I-90

From I-90, motorists should exit at Co. Rd. 6

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The more than $3.6 million project is scheduled to be completed by early October, MnDOT says.

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