News and Notices
Introducing WINNDOT — a cross-border permitting partnership
You can now order Minnesota and Wisconsin permits with just one application! Use the new WINNDOT portal.
2014 construction announced
MnDOT's 2014 construction program includes work on 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota that will improve highways, bridges and other infrastructure. The work includes projects funded by the Corridors of Commerce program, a bonding effort aimed at improving roadways for freight travel.
For a complete list of projects, including construction dates, traffic impacts and maps, visit www.mndot.gov/construction. (You can also stay up-to-date on the program throughout the construction season by reading Newsline.)
Exception to spring load restrictions in effect
- 10-ton limit does not apply to interstates (axle group or GVW). That is, full summer weight is allowed.
- Interstate travel must be through movement only – no starting or stopping off the interstate system.
- All other state highways are 10-ton, unless posted for less.
See posted roads here.
Spring truck weight restrictions effective March 14
Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways are now in effect for Minnesota's North, North-Central, South, Southeast and Metro frost zones. Learn more.
Rice St. entrance closed
Construction of a new parking ramp, Ramp F, is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 24 at Central Office (St. Paul). As a result, the Rice Street entrance to the Transportation Building will be closed for the duration of the project.
Refund policy has changed
MnDOT's policy on permit refunds has changed. Refunds may be issued under limited circumstances. Submit your request online.
Limited service schedule now posted
Plan ahead for limited staff availability during these dates and times in 2014.
Pilot escort drivers required to be certified
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, all pilot car drivers that escort oversized loads in Minnesota are required to be certified by the Minnesota State Patrol. For information on training and certification reciprocity, please visit http://hennepintech.edu/customizedtraining/cts/100.
Widths of lane closures automatically restricted
Lane closures that don't show a specific width limit on Mn511 are automatically restricted for permitted loads to a 11'0" wide limit.
Check out the Northwest Passage Corridor
Now you can view up-to-date load restrictions, rest areas, weather conditions and other information along I-90 / I-94, known as the Northwest Passage corridor. Check out the new site.