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Central Minnesota District 3 news releases published in 2016

General news - 2016

MnDOT asks motorists to check road conditions; have a safe holiday (Dec. 22, 2016)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 22 for central, metro, south and southeast frost zones (Dec. 20, 2016)

MnDOT urges motorists to prepare for this round of winter weather (Dec. 15, 2016)

MnDOT adds new features to 511 traveler information system (Dec. 14, 2016)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 16 for north, north central frost zones (Dec. 14, 2016)

Interstate 94 corridor designated an alternative fuel route (Dec. 13, 2016)

MnDOT reminds public not push snow on to roads (Dec. 8, 2016)

MnDOT announces latest DBE goal efforts (Dec. 8, 2016)

MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system (Dec. 5, 2016)

Dec. 8 open house will present plans to reconstruct Hwy 4 through Lake Henry in 2018 (Dec. 2, 2016)

MnDOT releases Statewide Freight System Plan (Nov. 28, 2016)

MnDOT asks motorists to plan ahead, drive safely this Thanksgiving (Nov. 22, 2016)

MnDOT adopts new mowing/hay baling standard and permit (Nov. 21, 2016)

Toward Zero Deaths announces annual award winners at state conference in Duluth (Nov. 18, 2016)

TZD puts safety messages on overhead electronic message signs (Nov. 14, 2016)

Major state highway projects wrap up as 2016 road construction season comes to an end (Nov. 1, 2016)

November is peak month for deer-vehicle crashes (Oct. 20, 2016)

Pequot Lakes and surrounding area invited to Hwy 371 four-lane expansion project open house and presentation Oct. 25 (Oct. 19, 2016)

MnDOT offers second training session to prepare snowplow operators for winter (Oct. 18, 2016)

Northern Lights Express project to hold open houses to discuss railroad grade crossings (Oct. 4, 2016)

Fall is deadliest time for pedestrians (Oct. 3, 2016)

MnDOT announces availability of $7.5 million in grants for local community projects (Sept. 30, 2016)

MnDOT training program prepares snowplow operators for winter (Sept. 20, 2016)

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season (Sept. 19, 2016)

MnDOT reminds public campaign, other signs not permitted on state highway rights of way (Sept. 16, 2016)

Safety important during last big wave of summer traffic (Aug. 31, 2016)

MnDOT reminds motorists to "move over" (Aug. 31, 2016)

Safe walking, bicycling and driving needed as schools start new year (Aug. 31, 2016)

MnDOT releases three statewide transportation plans for public review, comment (Aug. 29, 2016)

MnDOT celebrates 60th anniversary of interstate at State Fair (Aug. 24, 2016)

Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way (Aug. 22, 2016)

Public invited to learn details about new Hwy 10/County Road 23 intersection coming to Becker in 2018 (Aug. 9, 2016)

Open house for Hwy 27 project set for Aug. 11 at Isle City Center (Aug. 4, 2016)

MnDOT awards city of Avon funding for noise barrier (Aug. 3, 2016)

MnDOT seeks second round of public input on U.S. Bicycle Route 41 (Aug. 2, 2016)

MnDOT awards $96,000 in grants to support safer bicycling (July 20, 2016)

MnDOT advises caution for travelers in central Minnesota (July 12, 2016)

Travelers are urged to use caution in work zones during July Fourth holiday (June 30, 2016)

MnDOT Commissioner Zelle letter to the state Legislature Capital Investment Conference Committee (June 14, 2016)

Minnesota among six states collaborating to enhance pollinator habitat along Interstate 35 (May 26, 2016)

MnDOT asks for public comment on new U.S. bicycle route (May 26, 2016)

MnDOT urges travelers to use caution in work zones over Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2016)

Environmental field work for Northern Lights Express project begins (May 20, 2016)

MnDOT seeks public comment on Statewide Freight System Plan (May 17, 2016)

East Central Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Workshop to cover traffic safety strategies (May 13, 2016)

MnDOT urges motorists heading out for fishing opener to plan ahead, use caution in work zones (May 10, 2016)

Garage sale signs not permitted on state highway rights of way (May 5, 2016)

MnDOT announces statewide student bicycle art contest winners (May 4, 2016)

MnDOT commemorates Workers’ Memorial Day April 28 (April 28, 2016)

MnDOT seeks applicants for Safe Routes to School bicycle fleets (April 25, 2016)

Gov. Dayton orders I-35W Bridge to remain purple all weekend (April 22, 2016)

April 19 open house to present information on three 2016 St. Cloud area road projects (April 18, 2016)

MnDOT announces 2016 state road construction season (April 14, 2016)

MnDOT kicks off 2016 transportation construction season (April 13, 2016)

Spring truck weight restrictions end April 15 for south, southeast, metro and central frost zones (April 12, 2016)

MnDOT joins forces with national effort for work zone safety (April 11, 2016)

Adopt a Highway volunteers save state more than $7 million in 2015 (April 8, 2016)

MnDOT joins forces with national effort for work zone safety (April 8, 2016)

MnDOT awards $2 million in Safe Routes to School grants (April 4, 2016)

MnDOT, farmers partnership helps improve road safety (April 1, 2016)

Minnesota Safe Routes to School sponsoring bike poster contest (March 30, 2016)

MnDOT creates Greater Minnesota noise barrier program (March 21, 2016)

MnDOT is converting to LED roadway lighting (Mar. 7, 2016)

Rail crossing fatalities, crashes down in 2015 (Mar. 4, 2016)

Winter load increases end, Spring load restrictions begin Mar. 8 in the North-Central frost zone (Mar. 3, 2016)

MnDOT announces statewide student aviation art contest winners (Feb. 24, 2016)

MnDOT suspends its work on Zip Rail project (Jan. 27, 2016)

Zip Rail project partners release Alternatives Analysis report (Jan. 25. 2016)

MnDOT studies speed limits on two-lane roads (Jan. 15, 2016)

Construction - 2016

Crews to clear trees along Hwy 71, Hwy 27 in Long Prairie (Dec. 28, 2016)

Hwy 169 in Zimmerman reduced to single lane Dec. 19–20 (Dec. 14, 2016)

UPDATE: Hwy 24 in Clearwater closes up to four times each weekday beginning Dec. 19 (Dec. 12, 2016)

Hwy 24 road closures in Clearwater postponed until further notice (Dec. 6, 2016)

Hwy 24 in Clearwater closes up to four times each weekday beginning Dec. 5 (Nov. 30, 2016)

Blowing and drifting snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Nov. 18, 2016)

Northbound Hwy 15 in Sauk Rapids closes Nov. 15 (Nov. 14, 2016)

Hwy 25, north of Hwy 55 through Buffalo, now open as two-lane road (Nov. 7, 2016)

Hwy 71 in Wadena closes Nov. 8 (Nov. 1, 2016)

Crow Wing County Road 11 through Pequot Lakes opens, detour ends, Oct. 28 (Oct. 27, 2016)

Watch for slow traffic on Hwy 10 in Becker Township beginning Oct. 24 (Oct. 21, 2016)

Interstate 94 lane closures in St. Cloud scheduled Oct. 12–13 (Oct. 10, 2016)

Eastbound Hwy 10 in Clear Lake reduced to single lane beginning Oct. 10 (Oct. 10, 2016)

Eastbound I-94 non-rush hour lane closures in Rogers, St. Michael begin Oct. 5 (Oct. 5, 2016)

New Hwy 25/Highway 55 intersection in Buffalo scheduled to open by Oct. 4 (Sept. 28, 2016)

Crow Wing County Road 107 closes at Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes; new detour route begins Sept. 30 (Sept. 26, 2016)

Intermittent congestion expected on I-94 near St. John’s/Collegeville Sept. 24 (Sept. 22, 2016)

Hwy 241 near I-94 in St. Michael closes Sept. 22—23 (Sept. 21, 2016)

Hwy 10 in Motley closes Sept. 27–28 (Sept. 16, 2016)

Hwy 27 east of Little Falls scheduled to close Sept 19 (Sept. 12, 2016)

Hwy 241 near I-94 in St. Michael closes Sept. 22-23 (Sept. 12, 2016)

Hwy 24 at Hwy 10 in Clear Lake to close overnight for several days beginning Sept. 11 (Sept. 8, 2016)

Northbound Hwy 169 south of Onamia reduced to single lane Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 (Aug. 31, 2016)

Lane closures on segments of Hwy 27 near Lake Mille Lacs begin Aug. 29 (Aug. 25, 2016)

I-94 lanes between St. Cloud and Collegeville to open for weekend peak traffic beginning Aug. 26 (Aug. 25, 2016)

Installation of Hwy 101 cable median barrier, guardrail begins tomorrow in Otsego (Aug. 24, 2016)

Hwy 95 Princeton roundabout lanes scheduled to close intermittently Aug. 23 (Aug. 22, 2016)

Motorists should use caution on highways in Cass and Aitkin counties while crews clear tree debris from roadsides (Aug. 19, 2016)

Heavy traffic expected on Brainerd Lakes Area roadways Aug. 18-21 (Aug. 18, 2016)

Hwy 169 in Elk River reduced to single lane Aug. 15 (Aug. 12, 2016)

Major traffic changes along Hwy 25 in Buffalo begin Aug. 15 (Aug. 10, 2016)

Hwy 55 lane closures west of Annandale begin Aug. 15 (Aug. 9, 2016)

Highway 84 in Longville closes to vehicles longer than 35 feet beginning Aug. 15 (Aug. 8, 2016)

Hwy 371/Nisswa Avenue intersection closes temporarily beginning Aug. 15 (Aug. 8, 2016)

Hwy 301 in St. Cloud closes Aug. 11 (Aug. 8, 2016)

Myers Road west of Highway 371in Pequot Lakes closes Aug. 12 (Aug. 5, 2016)

Traffic changes on Interstate 94 between St. Cloud, Collegeville begin Aug. 4 (Aug. 3, 2016)

Hwy 6 north of Crosby reduced to single lane beginning Aug. 8 (Aug. 1, 2016)

Hwy 84 in Longville reduced to single lane beginning Aug. 2 (July 27, 2016)

Hwy 71 resurfacing begins south of Wadena to Bertha July 25 (July 20, 2016)

Hwy 70 and Hwy 65 now open in Kanabec County (July 19, 2016)

Hwy 169, Sherburne County Road 4 closures in Zimmerman begin July 15 (July 14, 2016)

Hwy 70 closed east of Hwy 65 in Kanabec County (July 14, 2016)

Hwy 65 closed south of Mora (July 13, 2016)

Hwy 4 closed near Spring Hill (July 12, 2016)

Congestion expected on Hwy 169 in Elk River July 16-17 (July 11, 2016)

Lane closures on Hwy 169 between Elk River and Zimmerman scheduled through July 22 (July 8, 2016)

Single-lane traffic resumes on I-94 St. Cloud to Collegeville July 6 (July 5, 2016)

Hwy 27 closes, detours east of Lastrup July 11 (June 30, 2016)

Hwy 371 in Brainerd/Baxter area reduced to single lane for resurfacing beginning July 5 (June 28, 2016)

All I-94 lanes from St. Cloud to Collegeville open for Independence Day holiday travel (June 28, 2016)

Change in temporary lane, road closures on Hwys 25, 55 in Buffalo begins June 23 (June 21, 2016)

Northbound Hwy 15 in Sartell reduced to single lane (June 20, 2016)

Helicopter work over I-94 between Monticello and Fargo begins June 22 (June 17, 2016)

Eastbound Hwy 23 in St. Cloud reduced to single lane June 20–22 (June 16, 2016)

County Road 112 in Pequot Lakes to close June 20 (June 15, 2016)

Hwy 169 Aitkin to Hill City lanes close intermittently beginning June 20 (June 13, 2016)

New temporary lane, road closures on Hwys 25, 55 in Buffalo begin June 13 (June 7, 2016)

Major traffic changes to Hwy 25 in Monticello begin June 14 (June 6, 2016)

UPDATE: Ramps at eastbound I-94/Stearns County Road 2 near St. Joseph close June 3 (June 6, 2016)

Hwy 15 daytime lane closures in St. Cloud canceled (June 3, 2016)

Ramps at eastbound I-94/Stearns County Road 2 near St. Joseph close June 3 (June 2, 2016)

Hwy 15 in St. Cloud reduced to single lane in each direction beginning June 5 (June 1, 2016)

Westbound I-94 at Hwy 15 in St. Cloud reduced to single lane beginning May 31 (May 26, 2016)

Crow Wing County Road 11 now closed as work begins on new Hwy 371 interchange in Pequot Lakes (May 25, 2016)

Hwy 15/County Road 1 traffic changes in Sartell begin May 24 (May 23, 2016)

Eastbound Stearns County Rd 75 at I-94 near St. Joseph, Collegeville closes May 21 (May 18, 2016)

I-94 between Collegeville and St. Cloud shift to single lanes begins May 12 (May 11, 2016)

DATE CHANGE: Ramps at Hwy 15/County Rd 33/Benton Drive in Sauk Rapids close May 16 (May 9, 2016)

I-94 non-rush hour lane closures in Rogers, St. Michael scheduled for May 6-11 (May 5, 2016)

Ramps at Hwy 15/County Rd 33/Benton Drive in Sauk Rapids close May 9 (May 3, 2016)

Hwy 55/County Road 20 lane closures in Rockford begin May 4 (May 2, 2016)

Lane closures on Hwy 371 at County Road 18 in Nisswa begin May 2 (April 29, 2016)

I-94 non-rush hour lane closures in Rogers scheduled April 29–May 1 (April 26, 2016)

Hwy 71 between Sauk Centre and Belgrade reduced to single lane beginning May 2 (April 26, 2016)

Shoulder, lane closures on Hwy 169 near Mille Lacs Lake begin May 2 (April 25, 2016)

I-94, west of St. Cloud, reduced to single lane beginning April 25 (April 21, 2016)

DATE CHANGE: Hwy 169 switches to single lane in each direction north of Milaca April 22 (April 21, 2016)

Ramps at Hwy 15/County Rd 1 intersection in Sartell close April 25 (April 20, 2016)

Interstate 94 lane closures in St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Collegeville begin April 22 (April 20, 2016)

Hwy 55 lane closures east of Buffalo begin April 22 (April 19, 2016)

Hwy 169 switches to single lane in each direction north of Milaca April 21 (April 15, 2016)

Lane closures on Hwy 25, County Road 75 in Monticello begin April 18 (April 12, 2016)

Prescribed fires planned along Hwy 371, Hwy 23, Hwy 65, Lake Wobegon Trail (April 11, 2016)

Shoulder closures at Hwy 55/County Road 14 intersection near Buffalo begin April 18 (April 11, 2016)

New Hwy 371 open house and 2016 construction kickoff scheduled in Pequot Lakes April 15 (April 8, 2016)

DATE CHANGE: Overnight lane closures on Hwy 15 in St. Cloud begin April 18 (April 8, 2016)

Overnight lane closures on Hwy 15 in St. Cloud begin April 11 (April 7, 2016)

Hwy 25 in Buffalo closes as first of three major road projects begins April 11 (April 5, 2016)

Lane closures on Hwy 55 in Rockford begin April 11 (April 5, 2016)

County Road 107/Wilderness Road at Hwy 371 in Pequot Lakes closes April 11 (April 1, 2016)

More than 2,300 road signs to be replaced along Hwy 210 (March 30, 2016)

Construction of new Hwy 610 interchange will close Maple Grove Parkway, beginning April 4 (March 30, 2016)

I-94 non-rush hour lane closures in Rogers begin March 29 (March 29, 2016)

Hwy 12 intersection in Montrose reduced to single lane March 20 (March 16, 2016)

UPDATE: I-94 lane closures in Rogers scheduled Feb. 24 (Feb. 23, 2016)

Light snow to create slick road conditions; motorists asked to reduce driving speeds (Jan. 11, 2016)