20-mile traffic jam? I-94 resurfacing project could make it happen

Crews started work Monday on an Interstate 94 resurfacing project that will create traffic jams south of St. Cloud until next summer. The seven mile stretch of highway carries more than 40,000 people a day. Transportation officials warn that during peak times the backups could extend as far as 20 miles.
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A seven mile stretch of Interstate 94 just south of St. Cloud may soon be the nemesis of motorists in a hurry. The resurfacing project that started Monday will stretch into next July. What's more, transportation officials warn that during the busiest times of the week traffic backups could reach as far as twenty miles. The road is overdue for refurbishing. It hasn't been repaved since it was first poured in 1974.

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