News and Notices
Parking availability system helps truckers
New technology is being tested to help truckers find safe places to park. If implemented, it could reduce driver fatigue, improve safety and provide other valuable benefits. Learn more.
Carrier input sought during MAASTO-SCOHT Fall conference
All motor carriers are invited to a discussion of Oversize/Overweight Issues on Oct. 6-8, 2014, during the fall conference of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials' Subcommittee of Highway Officials (MAASTO-SCOHT).
This discussion will be held at the Crowne Plaza of Bloomington in Minneapolis. For information on the agenda, hotels and registration, please visit MAASTO’s website.
MnDOT is a member state of MAASTO-SCOHT, an organization that collaborates with industry to promote harmonized laws and regulations for the efficient movement of goods, uninterrupted traffic flow and a safe transportation system.
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Faxed permit applications to be discontinued
We are taking this step to better serve the majority of our customers. A high percentage of faxed applications are incomplete or illegible, which slows processing time. See instructions to complete an online single trip permit application or trip log.
Introducing WINNDOT — a cross-border permitting partnership
You can now order Minnesota and Wisconsin permits with just one application! Please 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.
Rice St. entrance closed
Due to construction of a new parking ramp, Ramp F at Central Office (St. Paul), please be aware that the Rice Street entrance to the Transportation Building is closed. More information on interim parking is available here.
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 available
Plan ahead for limited staff availability during these dates and times in 2014.
Pilot escort drivers required to be certified
All pilot car drivers who escort oversized loads in Minnesota are required to be certified by the Minnesota State Patrol, effective Jan. 1, 2014. 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.