Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Northeast Minnesota Regional Information

MnDOT District 1

Traveling in the northeast

Map of MnDOT District 1, covering Northeast Minnesota.

Traffic and roads

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Travel advisory

Hwy 210 from the eastern edge of the Jay Cooke State Park Campground to Fond du Lac is still closed due to flood damage. More information about the repair project.

Flashing warning Systems

Five, new flashing warning light systems, designed with the latest technology, have been installed on Hwy 23/Grand Avenue to improve pedestrian safety.

The systems feature flashing strobes that activate when the button is pushed. This lets drivers know that a pedestrian is attempting to cross the road.

Pedestrians and drivers have a responsibility to use these systems correctly. Please make sure you and your family know how they work.

  • Remember to push the button to activate the strobes. They won’t activate unless the button is pushed.
  • Always watch to see that drivers have seen you prior to stepping into the roadway. Make eye-contact with them and make sure they are preparing to stop.
  • On multi-lane roadways, make sure drivers in all lanes are stopping.
  • Be especially cautious crossing at night. Wear light-colored or reflective clothing so drivers’ can see you.
  • Be aware that when the strobes are flashing, a pedestrian is attempting to cross the road and you need to stop.
  • State law requires that drivers come to a complete stop for pedestrians crossing at marked crosswalks and at all intersections — with or without pavement markings.
  • Stop two to three car-lengths in front of crosswalks so drivers in the next lane can see people crossing the road.
  • Always be prepared to stop for pedestrians. Pedestrians may cross the road at locations that don’t have crosswalk markings or signs.

Winter operations