Update: I-94 in west metro reopens after pavement 'failures' are fixed

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Pavement problems that caused a temporary closure on Interstate 94 in Rogers Wednesday afternoon have been fixed, and the stretch of highway has now reopened.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) closed the westbound lanes between Rogers and St. Michael about noon Wednesday after some pavement problems arose. But as of 4:40 p.m., all lanes of traffic are open again, MnDOT's website says.

Pavement failures aren't all that uncommon in summer, especially on older roads, the Star Tribune reported last year.

“With our hot summer days, our roadway starts to expand a considerable amount and eventually if there’s too much expansion, there’s pressure and the pressure needs to be relieved and the concrete just buckles,” North Dakota Department of Transportation assistant district engineer Kevin Gorder told Forum News Service earlier this week.

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