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MnDOT, State Patrol urge motorists to slow down

(Dec. 28, 2012)

 

MnDOT reminds property owners of reflector requirements along highways

(Nov. 27, 2012)

 

Wadena planning project open house set for Nov. 7 (Oct. 26, 2012)

 

Load limit posted on Hwy 40 bridge near Chippewa County Road 3 (Oct. 10, 2012)

 

Culvert repair/replacement projects begin Oct. 2 (Oct. 1, 2012)

 

Culvert repair/replacement projects in west central Minnesota delayed (Sept. 10, 2012)

 

MnDOT names new regional public affairs coordinator for District 4 (Aug. 15, 2012)

 

MnDOT reminds public to share the road during local bicycling event (Aug. 8, 2012)

  • Approximately 275 bicyclists will tour northwestern Minnesota Aug. 23-26.

 

Expect high traffic volumes on Detroit Lakes area roadways Aug.1- 5 (July 27, 2012)

 

Jody Martinson selected as district engineer for MnDOT District 4 (July 3, 2012)

 

Highway 10/59 frontage road reconstruction open house set for June 28 (June 15, 2012)

 

Highway 78 project meeting set for June 19 (June 4, 2012)

 

MnDOT reminds farmers to use safe practices when planting, mowing crops in highway rights of way (May 14, 2012)

 

MnDOT seeks public input for statewide bicycle planning study (March 7, 2012)

 

Kragnes intersection to become four-way stop Feb. 15 (Feb. 14, 2012)

 

Planning project public meeting set for Feb. 16 in Wadena (Feb. 6, 2012)

 

Highway 10 access management public meeting set for Feb. 16 in Lake Park (Feb. 2, 2012)

 

2011 District 4 News Archive

 

Local Construction News by Highway

Highway 9

Railroad track removal project in Morris scheduled for Oct. 15 (Oct. 9, 2012)

  • Motorists on Hwy 9 and Hwy 28 in Morris will encounter a road closure during a railroad track removal project beginning Oct. 15.

 

MnDOT activates new traffic signal at Highway 10/Highway 9 intersection (Dec. 20, 2011)

  • Crews finished installing the new signal at the Highway 10 and Highway 9 intersection east of Glyndon today. The new signal was activated at approximately 12 p.m.

 

Highway 10

Highway 10 turn lane project begins Monday in Lake Park (Oct. 12, 2012)

 

Partners celebrate Hwy 10/County Road 34 project near Perham (Sept. 25, 2012)

 

Celebration for Hwy 10/County Road 34 project near Perham scheduled for Sept. 25 (Sept. 17, 2012)

 

Highway 10/Otter Tail County Road 34 interchange, resurfacing project near Perham begins July 23 (July 16, 2012)

  • Motorists on Otter Tail County Road 34 and Highway 10 west of Perham may experience delays when an interchange construction and resurfacing project begins July 23.

 

Bridge painting project underway on Highway 10, I-94 (July 16, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 10 and Interstate 94 may encounter lane closures at several bridges through late August.

 

Highway 10/75 project update meeting scheduled for July 18 in Moorhead (July 6, 2012)

  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., about the recently postponed Highway 10/75 project in Moorhead.

 

Eighth Street railroad crossing replacement in Moorhead begins July 2 (June 28, 2012)

  • Motorists on Eighth Street in Moorhead will encounter a detour starting July 2 when a railroad crossing replacement project between Center Avenue and Main Avenue begins.

 

Highway 10/59 frontage road reconstruction open house set for June 28 (June 15, 2012)

  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Detroit Lakes invite the public to attend an open house on Thursday, June 28, regarding the reconstruction of the Highway 10/59 frontage road system. The open house is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 900 Highway 34, Detroit Lakes, Minn. A brief presentation will take place at 6 p.m.

 

I-94, Highway 10 seal coating project scheduled to begin June 18 (June 11, 2012)

  • Motorists on Interstate 94 in the Alexandria area and on Highway 10 in the Detroit Lakes area will encounter lane closures when a preventative maintenance seal coating project begins June 18.

 

Planning project public meeting set for Feb. 16 in Wadena (Feb. 6, 2012)

  • The public is invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss a transportation study and comprehensive planning project currently under way in Wadena. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 405 Colfax Ave. SW, Wadena, Minn.

 

Highway 10 access management public meeting set for Feb. 16 in Lake Park (Feb. 2, 2012)

  • The public is invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss a transportation study currently underway in Lake Park. The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lake Park City Hall, 2032 Second St., Lake Park, Minn., and a presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from the city of Lake Park, Becker County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be present.

 

MnDOT activates new traffic signal at Highway 10/Highway 9 intersection (Dec. 20, 2011)

  • Crews finished installing the new signal at the Highway 10 and Highway 9 intersection east of Glyndon today. The new signal was activated at approximately 12 p.m.

Highway 12

New Highway 12 bridge opens in Ortonville (Oct. 31, 2012)

  • The new Highway 12 bridge over the Minnesota River opened this morning.

 

Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7

 

Bridge replacement project, detour in Ortonville begin June 4 (May 24, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 12 in Ortonville will experience delays and a detour when a bridge replacement project begins Monday, June 4, over the Minnesota River.

 

Highway 27

 

Hwy 27 route to change in Douglas County (Oct. 30, 2012)

 

Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7

 

Highway 28

Railroad track removal project in Morris scheduled for Oct. 15 (Oct. 9, 2012)

  • Motorists on Hwy 9 and Hwy 28 in Morris will encounter a road closure during a railroad track removal project beginning Oct. 15.

 

Highway 28 project east of Glenwood begins June 25 (June 18, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 28 east of Glenwood may experience delays when a road resurfacing project begins June 25.

 

Highway 29

Highway 29 Starbuck bridge project completed for the season (Nov. 27, 2012)

  • Bridge work has ended for the season on Highway 29 at Outlet Creek in Starbuck.

 

I-94/Hwy 29 project meeting scheduled for Oct. 11 (Sept. 27, 2012)

 

Bridge replacement project in Starbuck begins Aug. 20 (Aug. 10, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 29 in Starbuck will experience delays when a bridge replacement project begins Monday, Aug. 20, over Outlet Creek.

 

Highway 29 project between Alexandria and Glenwood begins Aug. 8 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 29 between Alexandria and Glenwood will experience delays when a road resurfacing project and detour begin Aug. 8.

 

Broadway/Highway 29 resurfacing project in Alexandria begins July 25 (July 17, 2012)

  • Motorists on Broadway/Highway 29 in Alexandria may encounter delays when a resurfacing and intersection improvement project between Eighth Avenue and 50th Avenue begins July 25.

 

Highway 29 project south of Starbuck begins May 29 (May 18, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 29 between Starbuck and Benson will experience delays when a road resurfacing project and detour begin May 29.

 

Planning project public meeting set for Feb. 16 in Wadena (Feb. 6, 2012)

  • The public is invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss a transportation study and comprehensive planning project currently under way in Wadena. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 405 Colfax Ave. SW, Wadena, Minn.

Highway 32

Highway 32 detour removal scheduled for May 30 (April 18, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 32 in Clay County will encounter fewer delays when a road construction project detour is removed sometime on Wednesday, May 30.

REVISED START DATE: Highway 32 project in Clay County begins April 30 (April 18, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 32 in Clay County may encounter delays when a road resurfacing, bridge repair and culvert replacement project begins the week of April 23 between the Clay/Norman county line and Highway 10, weather permitting.

 

Highway 55

Second detour on Hwy 55 in west central Minnesota begins today (Oct. 26, 2012)

 

Detours begin Oct. 24 on Hwy 55 in west central Minnesota (Oct. 23, 2012)

 

Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7

 

Highway 59

Highway 59 project north of Pelican Rapids complete (Oct. 31, 2012)

 
  • Motorists on Highway 59 north of Pelican Rapids will no longer encounter delays or lane closures.

 

Highway 59 detour removal scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 12, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 59 between Pelican Rapids and Highway 34 will encounter fewer delays when a road construction project detour is removed on Saturday, Oct. 13.

 

Highway 59 roundabout project meeting scheduled for Aug. 9 (July 27, 2012)

  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Detroit Lakes invite the public to attend a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, for the Highway 59/Willow Street roundabout project. The open house is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Council Chambers, 1025 Roosevelt Ave. A brief presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m.

 

Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7

 

Highway 59 project north of Pelican Rapids begins Aug. 6 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 59 north of Pelican Rapids will experience delays when a road resurfacing and bridge replacement project begins Aug. 6.

 

Expect high traffic volumes on Detroit Lakes area roadways Aug.1- 5 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists should expect heavy traffic volumes on Detroit Lakes area highways—especially Highway 59—Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 5. 

 

Highway 59 project meeting scheduled for July 19 (July 3, 2012)

  • The public is invited to an informational meeting for the upcoming Highway 59 project north of Pelican Rapids on Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Highway 10/59 frontage road reconstruction open house set for June 28 (June 15, 2012)

  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Detroit Lakes invite the public to attend an open house on Thursday, June 28, regarding the reconstruction of the Highway 10/59 frontage road system. The open house is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 900 Highway 34, Detroit Lakes, Minn. A brief presentation will take place at 6 p.m.

 

Highway 59 detour removal scheduled for June 4 (June 4, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 59 south of Morris will encounter fewer delays when a road construction project detour is removed by the end of the day Monday, June 4.

 

Highway 59 project south of Morris begins April 30 (April 18, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 59 south of Morris will experience delays when a road resurfacing project and detour begin April 30.

 

Highway 71

Planning project public meeting set for Feb. 16 in Wadena (Feb. 6, 2012)

  • The public is invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss a transportation study and comprehensive planning project currently under way in Wadena. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 405 Colfax Ave. SW, Wadena, Minn.

 

Highway 75

Detour begins next week on Hwy 75 north of Wheaton (Oct. 12, 2012)

Motorists on Highway 75 between Wheaton and Highway 55 will be detoured starting next week as crews begin a culvert replacement project.

 

Hwy 75 Kent bypass meeting scheduled for Aug. 27 (Aug. 15, 2012)

  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a meeting about the Hwy 75 Kent bypass project on Monday, Aug. 27.The open house is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kent Community Center on Main Street. A brief presentation will take place at 5:45 p.m.

 

Highway 75/210 intersection to become a four-way stop Aug. 13 (Aug. 8, 2012)

  • Motorists traveling on Highway 75 in Breckenridge will soon be required to stop at the north Highway 210 intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

 

Highway 75 resurfacing project near Kent begins July 11 (July 10, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 75 near Kent may experience delays when a resurfacing project begins July 11.

 

Highway 10/75 project update meeting scheduled for July 18 in Moorhead (July 6, 2012)

  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., about the recently postponed Highway 10/75 project in Moorhead. 

 

Eighth Street railroad crossing replacement in Moorhead begins July 2 (June 28, 2012)

  • Motorists on Eighth Street in Moorhead will encounter a detour starting July 2 when a railroad crossing replacement project between Center Avenue and Main Avenue begins.

 

Highway 75 public meeting scheduled for May 22 (May 15, 2012)

  • The public is invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 22, to discuss a recent study of the Highway 75 corridor in Breckenridge. The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Francis/Claire Room, 2400 St. Francis Drive, Breckenridge, Minn.

 

Kragnes intersection to become four-way stop Feb. 15 (Feb. 14, 2012)

  • Motorists traveling on Highway 75 north of Moorhead will soon be required to stop at the Clay County Road 26 intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

 

Highway 78

Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7

 

Highway 78 project meeting set for June 19 (June 4, 2012)

  • The public is invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, June 19, to discuss a 2013 construction project on Highway 78 between Perham and Battle Lake. The open house style meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at Battle Lake City Hall, 108 Main St. E., Battle Lake, Minn. A presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m.

 

Interstate 94

 

Interstate 94 Buffalo River bridge project nearly complete (Nov. 1, 2012)

 

Moorhead I-94 ramp project complete (Oct. 30, 2012)

 

I-94 westbound reduced to one lane in Moorhead (Oct. 26, 2012)

 

Two westbound lanes open on I-94 in Moorhead (Sept. 13, 2012)

 

I-94 ramp construction project in Moorhead begins Sept. 10 (Sept. 4, 2012)

 

Traffic switch at I-94 Buffalo River bridges scheduled for July 26 (July 25, 2012)

  • Motorists will encounter a traffic switch on Interstate 94 east of Moorhead beginning July 26 in the late afternoon.

 

Bridge painting project underway on Highway 10, I-94 (July 16, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 10 and Interstate 94 may encounter lane closures at several bridges through late August.

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Pavement heaves causing hazardous driving conditions on I-94 eastbound west of Alexandria (July 5, 2012)

  • (10 a.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation asks motorists to use caution on Interstate 94 eastbound west of Alexandria. Heat has caused the pavement to heave in three different places between Douglas County Road 8 and the Lake Latoka rest area.

 

I-94, Highway 10 seal coating project scheduled to begin June 18 (June 11, 2012)

 

I-94 bridge project east of Moorhead begins May 7 (May 3, 2012)

 

I-94 bridge project in Douglas County resumes April 16 (April 11, 2012)

 

Highway 104

Highway 104 project south of Glenwood begins April 23 (April 13, 2012)

 

Highway 113

 

Hwy 113 culvert replacement project begins Oct. 30 (Oct. 29, 2012)

 

Highway 113 detour east of Waubun lifted today (May 31, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 113 in Mahnomen County will no longer encounter a detour east of Waubun. Crews opened the roadway earlier today.

 

Highway 113 project east of Waubun begins April 30 (April 25, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 113 east of Waubun will experience delays when a road resurfacing and culvert replacement project begins April 30 between Highway 59 and Mahnomen County Road 4.

 

Highway 210

New Highway 210 traffic signal activated in Fergus Falls (Sept. 18, 2012)

  • Motorists will see a new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 210 and  Pebble Lake Road in Fergus Falls, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

 

Highway 75/210 intersection to become a four-way stop Aug. 13 (Aug. 8, 2012)

  • Motorists traveling on Highway 75 in Breckenridge will soon be required to stop at the north Highway 210 intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

 

Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7 (July 27, 2012)

  • Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7

 

Highway 210/Pebble Lake Road intersection work begins June 25 (June 25, 2012)

  • Motorists on Highway 210 and Pebble Lake Road in Fergus Falls may encounter lane closures when an intersection improvement project begins today.

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