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Central Minnesota District 3 news releases published: 2017 General news, 2017 Construction

2017 General news

MnDOT creates interactive map to connect contractors with small businesses (Dec. 28, 2017)

MnDOT to start issuing new permit for hauling road construction materials (Dec. 27, 2017)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 30 for central, metro, south and southeast zones (Dec. 27, 2017)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 18 for north-central zone (Dec. 15, 2017)

MnDOT issues Findings of Fact and Conclusions on the Highway 23 Paynesville to Richmond project (Dec. 14, 2017)

MnDOT asks motorists to plan ahead, drive safely this Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 21, 2017)

MnDOT adds listening session regarding mowing/haying on state right of way (Nov. 17, 2017)

MnDOT honored with National Roadway Safety Award(Nov. 15, 2017)

MnDOT hosts listening session Thursday, Nov. 9 in St. Cloud regarding mowing/haying on state right of way(Nov. 8, 2017)

MnDOT invites public comments on Freight Investment Plan (Nov. 8, 2017)

MnDOT seeks public comment regarding mowing/haying on state right of way (Nov. 3, 2017)

MnDOT offers grants for local community noise barriers (Nov. 2, 2017)

MnDOT names Craig Gustafson as new Chief Counsel(Nov. 1, 2017)

November is peak month for deer-vehicle crashes (Oct. 31, 2017)

MnDOT study: Roundabouts reduce serious injuries, save lives in Minnesota (Oct. 30, 2017)

Toward Zero Deaths announces award winners at state conference in St. Paul (Oct. 27, 2017)

Minnesota ranks second most bicycle friendly state (Oct. 25, 2017)

MnDOT seeks public comment regarding mowing/haying on state right of way (Oct. 23, 2017)

MnDOT surveying SE Minnesota manufacturers, freight carriers, major industries (Oct. 23, 2017)

MnDOT offers schools, communities Safe Routes to School funding (Oct. 19, 2017)

MnDOT seeks public comment regarding mowing/haying on state right of way (Oct. 12, 2017)

Pedestrian crashes, fatalities increase in fall months(Oct. 10, 2017)

I-35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled Oct. 6-9 (Oct. 4, 2017)

Traffic congestion in the Twin Cities Metro area holds steady (Oct. 4, 2017)

MnDOT chooses EasyMile for autonomous shuttle bus project (Oct. 4, 2017)

MnDOT announces availability of $7.5 million in grants for local community projects (Oct. 2, 2017)

MnDOT offers grants for form Regional Transportation Coordinating Councils (Oct. 2, 2017)

MnDOT encourages participation in Walk and Bike to School Day Oct. 4 (Sept. 27, 2017)

Landowners asked to help keep snow off local roads this winter (Sept. 19, 2017)

MnDOT reminds farm equipment haulers to not remove signs at rail crossings (Sept. 19, 2017)

MnDOT training program prepares snowplow operators for winter (Sept. 19, 2017)

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season (Sept. 13, 2017)

Highway 23 Road Safety Audit final draft now posted online (Sept. 8, 2017)

Extra caution urged on highways during Labor Day weekend, beginning of school year (Aug. 31, 2017)

MnDOT’s new state bicycle map debuts at state fair(Aug. 25, 2017)

MnDOT displays technology, innovation at State Fair(Aug. 23, 2017)

MnDOT cautions motorists as 300 bicyclists tour Central Minnesota Aug. 24-27 (Aug. 16, 2017)

Hwy 24 Clearwater bridge opening dedication set for Aug. 16 (Aug. 15, 2017)

MnDOT joins Corn Carnival festivities to discuss Hwy 12 project design (July 31, 2017)

Reminder: Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street open house Tuesday, July 25, at Brainerd City Hall (July 24, 2017)

MnDOT awards city of Monticello funding for noise barrier (July 12, 2017)

Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street construction open house set for Tuesday, July 25 at Brainerd City Hall (July 11, 2017)

MnDOT taking applications for Minnesota Highway Freight Program funding (June 27, 2017)

Public invited to learn about plans for 2019 Hwy 27 project in Little Falls at open house June 29 (June 21, 2017)

Public invited to learn about Hwy 10 Lake Orono bridge replacement project in Elk River June 28 (June 20, 2017)

National Pollinator Week kicks-off new Monarch Highway logo (June 16, 2017)

MnDOT begins installing electronic vehicle charging station signs on Interstate 94 (June 15, 2017)

MnDOT study shows Reduced Conflict Intersections are reducing deaths, injuries (June 15, 2017)

MnDOT to post human trafficking awareness messages at state rest areas (June 14, 2017)

MnDOT awards Safe Routes to School grants (June 14, 2017)

Women, minority businesses are celebrated as they say farewell to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program(June 9, 2017)

Residents and motorists invited to share information and concerns, learn about Hwy 23 safety audit, at open house June 15 (June 9, 2017)

MnDOT, Operation Lifesaver caution about trespassing on railroad property (June 8, 2017)

MnDOT, DEED taking applications for Transportation Economic Development program funding (June 7, 2017)

MnDOT starts full summer overweight permits in the north frost zone (June 2, 2017)

MnDOT urges caution in work zones during Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2017)

MnDOT starts full summer overweight permits in the north-central frost zone (May 24, 2017)

East Central Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths workshop convenes to address traffic deaths (May 23, 2017)

MnDOT ribbon-cutting for U.S. Bicycle Route 41 is Saturday (May 16, 2017)

MnDOT will end spring load restrictions in north frost zone (May 12, 2017)

MnDOT urges caution in work zones as anglers head for fishing opener (May 11, 2017)

Prescribed fire near Hwy 10 Travel Information Center in St. Cloud scheduled May 10 (May 10, 2017)

MnDOT starts full summer overweight permits in the southeast, south and metro frost zones (May 2, 2017)

MnDOT honors fallen transportation workers (April 28, 2017)

MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in the north-central frost zone (April 26, 2017)

MnDOT releases Tier 2 Project Level Environmental Assessment document for Northern Lights Express passenger rail project (April 21, 2017)

MnDOT announces 2017 state road construction projects(April 13, 2017)

MnDOT announces 2017 state road construction projects(April 12, 2017)

MnDOT reminds farmers it is illegal to plant crops in highway rights of way (April 11, 2017)

MnDOT looking for Adopt-a-Highway volunteers (April 7, 2017)

Minnesota Safe Routes to School sponsoring bike poster contest (April 4, 2017)

MnDOT urges driver safety as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3, 2017)

Survey shows intercity passenger rail can be critical resource for Winona, Minn. university students (March 23, 2017)

MnDOT announces 2017 state aviation art contest winners (March 22, 2017)

MnDOT ends winter load increases, starts spring weight restrictions in north frost zone (March 16, 2017)

MnDOT invites comments on draft Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan (March 9, 2017)

MnDOT urges motorists to plan ahead for pending major storm (Feb. 23, 2017)

Winter load increases end in north-central frost zone(Feb. 22, 2017)

Spring truck weight restrictions start for central frost zone(Feb. 17, 2017)

MnDOT offers schools, communities Safe Routes to School funding (Feb. 3, 2017)

MnDOT extends mowing permit application timeframe and will revise permit requirements (Jan. 31, 2017)

Public can view road conditions from MnDOT snowplow cameras (Jan. 25, 2017)

Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake Jan. 28 (Jan. 23, 2017)

Public invited to provide feedback on plans for Hwy 24 improvement project through Clearwater, Clear Lake(Jan. 18, 2017)

MnDOT releases two statewide plans that shape Minnesota’s transportation future (Jan. 13, 2017)

MnDOT asks motorists’ help for safer driving around snowplows (Jan. 11, 2017)

MnDOT study shows economic, health benefits of bicycling in Minnesota (Jan. 10, 2017)

Open house for Hwy 23 expansion from Paynesville to Richmond set for January 12 (Jan. 6, 2017)

 

 

2017 Projects, construction

All lanes of Hwy 210 between Staples and Hewitt now open (Dec. 1, 2017)

Hwy 210 closed near Todd County Rd 11 due to crash(Nov. 30, 2017)

Crews begin to clear trees along Hwy 371B/South Sixth Street in Brainerd Nov. 15 (Nov. 9, 2017)

Crews will remove trees along Hwy 169 from Zimmerman to Princeton (Nov. 8, 2017)

All lanes, intersections, of Hwy 65 near Cambridge to open today (Nov. 7, 2017)

Completion of major construction projects highlight 2017 road construction season (Nov. 1, 2017)

Open house to discuss future Hwy 12 plans in Cokato November 9 (Nov. 1, 2017)

All lanes of Hwy 10, adjoining roads, now open in Elk River (Oct. 27, 2017)

I-94 near St. Michael reduced to single lane overnight October 18 (Oct. 17, 2017)

Hwy 371 All Roads Open celebration, dedication set for October 18 (Oct. 17, 2017)

All lanes of Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes, Nisswa and Jenkins now open (Oct. 6, 2017)

I-94 near St. Michael reduced to single lane overnight October 4 (Oct. 2, 2017)

Plan for Hwy 10 traffic changes in Elk River as project enters final stage of 2017 construction October 2 (Sept. 26, 2017)

Main Street South at Hwy 65 in Cambridge closes September 28 (Sept. 22, 2017)

Hwy 10 St. Cloud to Watab lanes close beginning Sept. 18 (Sept. 15, 2017)

All lanes of Interstate 94 in Albertville now open (Sept. 7, 2017)

Watch for crews, equipment and lane closures on Highway 18 September 15–16 (Sept. 7, 2017)

Highway 169 Hassman to Hill City lanes close September 13–15 (Sept. 7, 2017)

Highway 27 Woodland to east of Isle closes September 18 through mid-October (Sept. 7, 2017)

Westbound I-94 in Albertville closed due to crash (Sept. 7, 2017)

Highway 53 relocation dedication set for Sept. 15 (Sept. 6, 2017)

Expect lane closures, short delays on Hwy 169 between Zimmerman and Princeton the week of Sept. 11 (Sept. 1, 2017)

Hwy 25 detour between Buckman and Little Rock begins Sept. 11 (Aug. 31, 2017)

New Hwy 371/Patriot Avenue access in south Pequot Lakes now open (Aug. 18, 2017)

New Hwy 24 bridge in Clearwater opens Aug. 17 (Aug. 16, 2017)

Heavy traffic expected on Brainerd Lakes Area roadways Aug. 17-20 (Aug. 15, 2017)

UPDATE: Isanti County Road 43 closes at Hwy 65 in Cambridge Aug. 15 (Aug. 10, 2017)

Hwy 84 Pine River to Longville lanes close Aug. 21 through October (Aug. 10, 2017)

I-94 Hasty to Clearwater reduced to single lane overnight beginning Aug. 9 (Aug. 7, 2017)

Joplin Street at Hwy 10 in Elk River closes, short detour begins, Aug. 7 (Aug. 4, 2017)

I-94 Hasty to Clearwater lane closes August 2 (Aug. 1, 2017)

Work continues on Hwy 169/210 bridge northeast of Aitkin (July 28, 2017)

UPDATE: Temporary lanes on Hwy 10 in Elk River (July 28, 2017)

Hwy 6 resurfacing Remer to Itasca County rescheduled to begin July 29 (July 27, 2017)

Hwy 27 detour in Long Prairie the week of July 31 (July 27, 2017)

Ramps at Rice Street, eastbound I-694 in Little Canada close early next week (July 21, 2017)

Hwy 210 at Mississippi River bridge in Brainerd lanes close July 24–27 (July 21, 2017)

Hwy 23 lanes in St. Cloud, Waite Park, close for resurfacing July 23–28 (July 21, 2017)

Hwy 25 Foley to Genola lanes close July 24 through October (July 20, 2017)

UPDATE: Hwy 65 in Cambridge, Edgewood, reduced to single lane in each direction July 24 through fall 2017(July 19, 2017)

Hwy 10 in Elk River switches to temporary lanes, one lane closes, July 27 through fall 2017 (July 18, 2017)

Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre reduced to single lane beginning July 17 (July 13, 2017)

Hwy 169 Garrison to Aitkin lanes close for resurfacing July 12–21 (July 10, 2017)

Work postponed: Hwy 6 Remer to Itasca County resurfacing (July 7, 2017)

Hwy 71 improvements in Elrosa complete (July 7, 2017)

Work to replace the Hwy 169/210 bridge over Sissabagamah Creek near Aitkin begins the week of July 10 (July 5, 2017)

Hwy 27, Hwy 71 project in Long Prairie begins July 10(June 29, 2017)

Highway 6 Remer to Itasca County resurfacing begins July 12 (June 29, 2017)

Travelers are urged to use caution in work zones through July Fourth holiday (June 29, 2017)

Hwy 65 resurfacing project begins with lane closures near Cambridge July 5 (June 23, 2017)

Additional traffic restrictions on I-94 in Minneapolis begin June 23; motorists should plan ahead and expect delays(June 22, 2017)

Interstate 94 lane and ramp in Albertville close overnight June 20—21 (June 19, 2017)

Road resurfacing on Hwy 200 near Longville and Remer begins June 20 (June 16, 2017)

Hwy 238 detour changes between Albany and Upsala June 16 (June 16, 2017)

Hwy 27/I-94 bridge opens June 15, lane closures resume June 22 (June 15, 2017)

Visit Hwy 371 booth, see new Batwing Plow, at Pequot Lakes ‘Market in the Park’ June 15 (June 13, 2017)

Segments of Hwy 287 from Long Prairie to Grey Eagle reduced to single lane beginning June 19 (June 12, 2017)

CANCELED: Hwy 169 north of Milaca reduced to single lane (June 9, 2017)

Hwy 87 resurfacing near Backus begins June 9 (June 7, 2017)

Hwy 169 north of Milaca reduced to single lane beginning June 12 (June 7, 2017)

New Hwy 371 lanes, interchange, open in Pequot Lakes June 6 (May 31, 2017)

Westbound Hwy 10, west of Elk River, closed due to crash (May 26, 2017)

Northbound Hwy 169, north of Zimmerman, closed due to fire (May 25, 2017)

Hwys 25, 55 in Buffalo reduced to single lane beginning May 30 (May 25, 2017)

All lanes of Hwy 23 in Ogilvie are closed due to crash(May 24, 2017)

Hwy 24 road closure in Clearwater postponed until further notice (May 23, 2017)

Westbound I-94, west of Opportunity Drive in St. Cloud, closed due to crash (May 22, 2017)

Postponed one day: Hwy 24 in Clearwater closes overnight May 25-26 (May 22, 2017)

Hwy 18 resurfacing, lane closures in Crow Wing County begin May 30 (May 19, 2017)

Hwy 238 at County Rd 10 intersection in Albany closes May 22 (May 19, 2017)

Watch for flaggers, intermittent lane closures on Hwy 238 north of Albany beginning Monday (May 12, 2017)

Hwy 27 in Little Falls scheduled to close May 15–18(May 10, 2017)

Expect delays on Hwy 24 in Clearwater today through May 11 (May 8, 2017)

Hwy 10 lanes in Wadena closed for resurfacing May 10-11 (May 2, 2017)

Hwy 6 in Emily reduced to single lane May 8 (May 2, 2017)

Hwy 169 Aitkin roundabout project begins May 1 (April 27, 2017)

Hwy 169 Plymouth drainage improvement project starts Monday (April 26, 2017)

I-94 cable median barrier safety project in St. Cloud begins May 1 (April 24, 2017)

Hwy 25 south of Foley closes May 8 through late June(April 21, 2017)

Hwy 238 segments between Albany and Upsala close beginning May 1 (April 14, 2017)

Hwy 71 through Elrosa closes as construction project begins April 24 (April 10, 2017)

Crow Wing County Rd 16 at Hwy 371 closes April 10(April 3, 2017)

I-94 lanes at Hwy 27/Osakis close overnight beginning April 3 (March 30, 2017)

Hwy 27 bridge at I-94 near Osakis closes March 27(March 16, 2017)

Spring truck weight restrictions start in north-central frost zone (March 2, 2017)

Hwy 23 west of Mora closed, detoured due to crash (Feb. 28, 2017)

Expect weekday lane closures, delays on Hwy 71 south of Sauk Centre (Feb. 15, 2017)

Crews to clear trees along area roads in central Minnesota through March (Feb. 14, 2017)

Reminder: Hwy 24 detour in Clear Lake Wednesday, Feb. 15 (Feb. 14, 2017)

Hwy 24 in Clear Lake scheduled to close Feb. 15 (Feb. 9, 2017)

Hwy 10 reconstruction project in Wadena postponed until 2019 (Jan. 31, 2017)

Eastbound Hwy 23 in St. Cloud reduced to single lane Feb. 1 (Jan. 27, 2017)