CLEARWATER -- MnDOT is shutting down one lane of Westbound I-94 just west of Hasty to Clearwater.

The closure will be from from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until 3:00 p.m. The lane reduction is required while crews do prep work ahead of a project that will install new steel dowel bars along segments of road.

MnDOT says the existing bars are 44-years-old and have failed. Crews will be back later to install new bars.