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Central Minnesota District 3 news releases published: 2018 General news, 2018 Construction

2018 General news

MnDOT asks motorists to plan ahead, check road conditions during holiday travel (Dec. 20, 2018)

Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles releases recommendations to advance CAV technology (Dec. 18, 2018)

State of Minnesota hosts statewide rail conference Dec. 5 in Saint Paul (Dec. 3, 2018)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 3 for north-central frost zone (Nov. 30, 2018)

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows (Nov. 30, 2018)

Winter truck load increases begin Nov. 30 for north frost zone (Nov. 28, 2018)

MnDOT asks motorists to plan ahead, drive safely this Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 20, 2018)

MnDOT awards $5.3 million for port development projects (Nov. 16, 2018)

With winter around the corner, 2018 road construction season winds down (Nov. 7, 2018)

MnDOT recognizes small business contracting, workforce participation on construction-related activities (Nov. 7, 2018)

MnDOT releases updated 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan (Oct. 31, 2018)

MnDOT, Cooperative Energy Futures launch community solar garden project in downtown Minneapolis (Oct. 29, 2018)

Minnesota recognizes local leaders’ efforts to reduce number of traffic deaths, serious injuries (Oct. 25, 2018)

Pedestrian crashes, fatalities increase in fall months (Oct. 22, 2018)

MnDOT announces working capital loan program partnership with WomenVenture (Oct. 16, 2018)

MnDOT invites innovative proposals for Connected and Automated Vehicles Challenge (Oct. 15, 2018)

MnDOT offers schools, communities funding for Safe Routes to School planning (Oct. 15, 2018)

MnDOT, road research partners to test new bio-based asphalt (Oct. 12, 2018)

MnDOT encourages schools, communities to participate in Walk and Bike to School Day Oct. 10 (Oct. 8, 2018)

MnDOT announces availability of competitive grants for community transportation projects (Oct. 1, 2018)

MnDOT seeks applicants for Minnesota Rail Service Improvement Program grant funding (Oct. 1, 2018)

MnDOT, Operation Lifesaver offer safety tips during Rail Safety Week (Sept. 24, 2018)

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season (Sept. 19, 2018)

MnDOT recognized with Government Green Fleet Award (Sept. 18, 2018)

MnDOT training program prepares snowplow operators for winter (Sept. 17, 2018)

Minnesota National Guard honors MnDOT as recipient of Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (Sept. 13, 2018)

MnDOT honored at Secretary of Defense Freedom Award ceremony for its support of National Guard and Reserve employees (Sept. 6, 2018)

Motorists urged to use caution on highways during Labor Day weekend, beginning of school year (Aug. 30, 2018)

Watch for walkers, bikers, increased traffic near S Sixth Street Brainerd project as students head back to school (Aug. 30, 2018)

MnDOT awards $108,000 in grants to support safer bicycling (Aug. 30, 2018)

Public invited to learn about Highway 371 construction, traffic plans at open house in Hackensack Aug. 28 (Aug. 21, 2018)

MnDOT showcases innovation, environmentally friendly transportation solutions at 2018 State Fair (Aug. 21, 2018)

Governor’s Advisory Council for Connected and Automated Vehicles sets public meetings, opens online survey (Aug. 14, 2018)

Public invited to learn about 2019 Hwy 210 Brainerd-to-Ironton project at open house Aug. 28 (Aug. 6, 2018)

300 bicyclists to tour northern Minnesota Aug. 9-12 (Aug. 2, 2018)

MnDOT seeks local input on 2020 Hwy 15 project through Kimball at open house August 7 (July 24, 2018)

Businesses, residents invited to learn about 2019 Hwy 6 project at open house in Outing July 30 (July 20, 2018)

Lake Mille Lacs is designated state’s latest Scenic Byway (July 18, 2018)

MnDOT seeks input on proposed goals for disadvantaged businesses (July 3, 2018)

Gearing up for July 4 holiday travel? MnDOT urges motorists to use caution in work zones, flooded areas (June 28, 2018)

Minnesota’s Safe Routes to School program third best in nation (June 25, 2018)

MnDOT urges motorists to use emergency notification system signs at railroad crossings (June 20, 2018)

Monarch Highway partners celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, 2018 (June 19, 2018)

MnDOT to award $4.2 million to support mobility for seniors, persons with disabilities (June 12, 2018)

Silver Bay Airport closes due to safety concerns (June 11, 2018)

MnDOT to install safety counter measures at stop signs, stop lights (June 7, 2018)

MnDOT awards three additional Corridors of Commerce projects (May 30, 2018)

MnDOT, State Patrol seek input on Weight Enforcement Investment Plan (May 30, 2018)

June 7 open house in Rockford will provide details on 2018 Hwy 55 Buffalo-to-Rockford construction project, detour (May 29, 2018)

MnDOT starts full summer overweight permits in the central, north central and north frost zones (May 29, 2018)

Motorists are urged to use caution in work zones during Memorial Day weekend (May 24, 2018)

Scenic Byways provide variety of vacation opportunities (May 24, 2018)

Albany area motorists invited to learn details for 2018 Hwy 238 project at open house May 24 (May 16, 2018)

MnDOT needs $13 million to repair historic Stone Arch Bridge (May 15, 2018)

Residents, career seekers and the curious invited to Explore MnDOT showcase in St. Cloud May 22 (May 15, 2018)

MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in north-central and north frost zones (May 11, 2018)

Minnesota schools to celebrate National Bike to School Day May 9 (May 4, 2018)

MnDOT seeks feedback on plans for Hwy 210 Crosby-Ironton project at open house May 9 (May 3, 2018)

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during planting season (May 3, 2018)

MnDOT awards more than $400 million in Corridors of Commerce projects (May 1, 2018)

MnDOT, partners host community event on drones May 5 in Eagan (April 30, 2018)

MnDOT honors fallen transportation workers during Worker Memorial Day (April 25, 2018)

MnDOT encourages farmers to join Standing Corn Rows program to improve road safety (April 19, 2018)

MnDOT urges driver safety as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9, 2018)

MnDOT seeks Adopt a Highway volunteers; realizes $6 million benefit in 2017 (April 6, 2018)

MnDOT announces 2018 state road construction projects (April 4, 2018)

MnDOT awards $225,000 in Safe Routes to School grants (April 2, 2018)

Highway 25 motorists invited to learn plans for 2018 Montrose-to-Watertown construction project April 12 (March 28, 2018)

MnDOT releases Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan (March 27, 2018)

Open house will present construction and traffic details for 2018 Highway 10 project through Big Lake, Becker, Clear Lake (March 26, 2018)

Public invited to learn about Hwy 6 reconstruction at Emily open house April 9 (March 22, 2018)

Cokato area businesses, residents invited to learn updated plans, provide feedback for 2020 Hwy 12 project (March 19, 2018)

REMINDER: Open house this Tuesday, March 20 for Hwy 371B/South Sixth St in Brainerd (March 19, 2018)

Residents invited to learn about 2018 Hwy 4 Lake Henry reconstruction project at open house March 27 (March 16, 2018)

Hwy 371 Backus to Hackensack 2018 construction project open house set for March 20 (March 13, 2018)

Informational open house for Glenwood Complete Streets project set for March 22 (March 13, 2018)

MnDOT releases mowing, haying permit recommendations report (March 9, 2018)

Environmental Assessment Worksheet released for Interstate 94 corridor in Albertville, St. Michael (March 8, 2018)

Federal Railroad Administration issues a Finding of No Significant Impact on Tier 2 Environmental Assessment for Northern Lights Express passenger rail project (March 7, 2018)

MnDOT announces governor’s executive order to create automated and connected vehicles advisory council (March 7, 2018)

MnDOT awards $25 million for Local Road Improvement Program projects (March 7, 2018)

Winter load increases end in central frost zone; spring truck weight restrictions start for south frost zone (March 2, 2018)

Minnesota Department of Transportation saved taxpayers $83 million in 2017 (Feb. 8, 2018)

MnDOT starts installing truck parking technology at rest areas (Feb. 6, 2018)

Safe Routes to School plans Winter Walk to School Day Feb. 7 (Feb. 1, 2018)

Public invited to learn about 2018 construction plans for noise barrier along I-94 in Avon (Jan. 29, 2018)

MnDOT study evaluates tolling feasibility in state (Jan. 26, 2018)

Motorists urged to use caution on Hwy 371 Jan. 27, during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake (Jan. 27, 2018)

MnDOT awards $5 million for port development projects (Jan. 24, 2018)

MnDOT seeks recommendations for Corridors of Commerce projects (Jan. 18, 2018)

MnDOT invites public to comment on rules governing public transit (Jan. 16, 2018)

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows (Jan. 10, 2018)

State awards $18 million in grants for transportation projects in seven communities (Jan. 2, 2018)

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)

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)

2018 Projects, construction

Prescribed fire scheduled today along Highway 25 in Brainerd (Dec. 18, 2018)

Eastbound Interstate 94 open to single lane between Albertville, Monticello (Dec. 17, 2018)

Eastbound Interstate 94 closed between Albertville, Monticello (Dec. 17, 2018)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 14 for central frost zone (Dec. 11, 2018)

All lanes of Interstate 94 in Monticello now open (Dec. 5, 2018)

Plan for slow or stopped traffic on eastbound Interstate 94 in Monticello Dec. 5 (Nov. 30, 2018)

Interstate 94 lanes between St. Michael, Rogers close Nov. 26–27 (Nov. 20, 2018)

Interstate 94 lanes close in Monticello week of Nov. 12 (Nov. 9, 2018)

All new lanes open on Business Highway 371/S Sixth Street Brainerd (Oct. 31, 2018)

Hwy 71 through Sauk Centre lanes close, resurfacing begins week of Oct. 29 (Oct. 24, 2018)

Hwy 371 Hackensack to Backus detour ends Oct. 16 (Oct. 16, 2018)

Prescribed fire scheduled today along Hwy 10 near St. Cloud (Oct. 15, 2018)

UPDATE: Hwy 55 Brooten to Regal segments reduced to single lane beginning Oct. 8 (Oct. 3, 2018)

Hwy 55 Brooten to Regal segments reduced to single lane beginning Oct. 1 (Sept 20, 2018)

Expect delays on Hwy 210 in Brainerd, Baxter, as lanes intermittently close through Sept. 21 (Sept 12, 2018)

Highway 4 in Lake Henry now open (Sept. 6, 2018)

Night work, lane closures on Highway 210 in Brainerd the week of Sept. 10 (Sept. 6, 2018)

Hwy 6 south of Deerwood reduced to single lane beginning Sept. 5 (Aug. 29, 2018)

Interstate 94 lanes close overnight in Monticello beginning Aug. 27 (Aug. 24, 2018)

Highway 371 Hackensack to Backus closes, detour begins Sept. 4 (Aug. 24, 2018)

Highway 371 north of Little Falls reduced to single lane beginning Aug. 28 (Aug. 24, 2018)

Hwy 371 Hackensack to Backus lanes close intermittently beginning Sept. 4 (Aug. 21, 2018)

Expect increased congestion on Brainerd Lakes Area roadways Aug. 16-19 (Aug. 14, 2018

Hwy 371 Hackensack to Backus lanes close intermittently beginning  Aug. 20 (Aug. 10, 2018)

Hwy 301 in St. Cloud closes Aug. 1 (July 30, 2018)

Update: Hwy 210 near Staples closes July 27 (July 26, 2018)

Hwy 169 in Aitkin closes for railroad crossing repairs beginning July 30 (July 25, 2018)

Hwy 210 lanes close overnight in Baxter beginning July 30 (July 23, 2018)

Business Highway 371/S Sixth Street closure extends to Highway 210/Washington Street July 25 (July 20, 2018)

Hwy 10 reduced to single lane in each direction from Clear Lake to Big Lake beginning July 20 (July 19, 2018)

Hwy 169 in Aitkin closes July 23–26 (July 18, 2018)

Hwy 210 west of McGregor reduced to single lane beginning July 30 (July 17, 2018)

Update: Hwy 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 26 (July 13, 2018)

Hwy 10 in Elk River reduced to single lane in each direction July 13–15 (July 12, 2018)

Hwy 210 near Staples closes July 23 (July 11, 2018)

South Sixth Street in Brainerd opens to local traffic from Willow Street to Joseph Street July 13 (July 11, 2018)

Hwy 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16 (July 6, 2018)

Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford closes, detour begins July 9 (July 5, 2018)

Hwy 71 in Wadena closes week of July 9 (July 5, 2018)

Hwy 169 south of Garrison reduced to single lane beginning July 9 (June 27, 2018)

Segments of Hwy 23 Mora to Brook Park reduced to single lane beginning July 9 (June 25, 2018)

Hwy 27 segment at County Road 47, east of Lastrup, closes July 9 (June 25, 2018)

Hwy 371 in Baxter reduced to single lane overnight beginning June 25 (June 22, 2018)

Hwy 25 Watertown-to-Montrose new detour begins June 25 (June 22, 2018)

Lanes close at Hwy 65/County Road 43 intersection in Edgewood June 21–25 (June 21, 2018)

Hwy 27 segment at County Road 47, east of Lastrup, closes June 25 (June 18, 2018)

Hwy 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close beginning June 25 (June 18, 2018)

Hwy 169 Milaca to Onamia lanes close beginning June 18 (June 15, 2018)

Hwy 169 Garrison construction open house set for June 20 (June 14, 2018)

Expect delays near Highway 15/Second Street S intersection in St. Cloud June 14 (June 14, 2018)

Hwy 55 Buffalo-to-Rockford project’s first lane closures begin June 18 (June 12, 2018)

Eastbound I-94 near Clearwater reduced to single lane June 14 (June 12, 2018)

Segments of Hwy 210/6 in Crosby, Deerwood reduced to single lane beginning June 18 (June 12, 2018)

Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre lanes close beginning June 12 (June 11, 2018)

Hwy 95 and Fern Street in Cambridge close June 11 (June 8, 2018)

Hwy 84 south of Longville closes for emergency repair June 12 (June 7, 2018)

Hwy 238 in Albany closes as project begins June 11 (June 5, 2018)

Watch for slow or stopped traffic on Interstate 94 in Monticello as lanes close, shift, beginning June 11 (June 1, 2018)

Hwy 10 Big Lake to Clear Lake reduced to single lane beginning June 4 (May 31, 2018)

Westbound Hwy 10 in Elk River now open; expect delays as road closes intermittently May 25 (May 24, 2018)

Hwy 371 resurfacing in Brainerd-Baxter area begins, lanes close May 29 (May 23, 2018)

Update: Expect delays on westbound Hwy 10 in Elk River as road closes intermittently May 24–25 (May 23, 2018)

Northbound Hwy 101/Hwy 169 in Elk River lane closes May 24 (May 22, 2018)

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake reduced to single lane overnight beginning June 3 (May 21, 2018)

Hwy 169 Princeton to Pease lanes close May 21 through June (May 18, 2018)

Eastbound Hwy 10 Clear Lake to Big Lake lanes close intermittently May 21–24 (May 16, 2018)

Prescribed fire scheduled along Hwy 65 in Cambridge May 16 (May 16, 2018)

Lane closures on westbound Hwy 210 in Brainerd May 15 (May 14, 2018)

MnDOT urges anglers to plan ahead before heading out for fishing opener (May 10, 2018)

Prescribed fires scheduled along Interstate 94, Highway 371 and Highway 23 in Central Minnesota (May 10, 2018)

MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in central frost zone (May 7, 2018)

Prescribed fires scheduled along Interstate 94, Hwy 371 and Hwy 23 in Central Minnesota (May 4, 2018)

Hwy 25 project between Montrose and Watertown begins May 14 (May 2, 2018)

MnDOT to install ‘mumble’ strips, striping at 80 intersections statewide (May 2, 2018)

Hwy 4 in Lake Henry closes May 7 (April 27, 2018)

Business Highway 371/South Sixth Street reconstruction in Brainerd begins April 30 (April 24, 2018)

Hwy 95 in Princeton closes after roundabout project begins May 7 (April 23, 2018)

Hwy 15 in Kimball closes April 30 (April 19, 2018)

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake 2018 construction project begins April 30 (April 19, 2018)

MnDOT advises no travel on several roads in Stearns and Wright Counties (April 14, 2018)

Hwy 6 lane closures in Emily begin April 30 (April 12, 2018)

UPDATE: Highway 10 in Elk River begins switch to temporary, narrow lanes April 9 (April 4, 2018)

Hwy 10 in Elk River begins switch to temporary, narrow lanes April 2 (March 23, 2018)

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake 2018 construction open house set for April 4 (March 21, 2018)

Hwy 65 segments in East Bethel, Isanti, Edgewood reduced to single lane beginning March 26 (March 21, 2018)

Tree removal along Interstate 94 in Avon begins March 19 (March 16, 2018)

Hwy 15 in Kimball reduced to single lane March 15 (March 14, 2018)

Tree removal along Hwy 6 in Emily scheduled week of March 19 (March 14, 2018)

Tree removal along Hwy 25 near Montrose begins March 19 (March 13, 2018)

MnDOT announces 2018 state aviation art contest winners (March 5, 2018)

Temporary traffic changes at Hwy 10/Joplin Street in Elk River scheduled Feb. 6–8 (Jan. 31, 2018)

Hwy 23 east of Milaca to close for underground utility repair (Jan. 24, 2018)

Tree removal along Hwy 238 in Albany begins Jan. 22 (Jan. 5, 2018)

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)

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