MANKATO — Eastbound and westbound Interstate 90 Des Moines River and Clear Lake rest areas near Jackson will be under construction in June but limited facilities including parking and portable toilets will be available to travelers during the one-year reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Paving of the rest area parking lots will follow work on the building site in late 2021 or early 2022.
The original building sites were constructed back in 1974 and 1975. The new facilities expected to be complete in June of 2021 will provide improvements including:
* New energy efficient, ADA compliant buildings, picnic shelters and storage buildings
* New site amenities, including accessible walking trails, children’s play area, fenced pet areas, landscaping and walkway lighting
* Improved pedestrian and parking lot lighting
* More space for truck parking to accommodate freight growth
* Smoother pavement
The nearest I-90 eastbound rest area is at Blue Earth ,and the closest I-90 westbound rest area is at Adrian. To find a rest area in Minnesota, use MnDOT’s website search tool to learn about services and access at each site: www.mndot.gov/restareas.