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I-94 westbound closed this weekend between St. Paul, Mpls.

The westbound lanes of Interstate 94 will be fully closed between Highway 280 and Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue through the end of the weekend. MnDOT says it will be the final full closure of this project on I-94's westbound lanes.
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The westbound lanes of Interstate 94 will be fully closed between Highway 280 and Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue through the end of the weekend. MnDOT says it will be the final full closure of this project on I-94's westbound lanes.

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