Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 15, 2013

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MnDOT urges travelers to plan ahead for weekend travel


Use 511 to plan trips, avoid traffic delays

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead this weekend when traveling due to a number of road construction projects in the Twin Cities metro area.

There are still many work zones around the state that will affect travel this up-coming weekend. Motorists should pay attention in work zones and use extra caution when encountering work zones.

Highway projects that may affect travel this weekend in the metro area include:

  • Hwy 10 – single-lane between West Main Street/Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue
  • Interstate 35W – closed northbound between the I-35/35W/35E Split and Hwy 13 in Burnsville
  • Interstate 35 – single-lane southbound between the split in Burnsville and County Road 50
  • Hwy 36 – closed both directions between Hwy 61 and White Bear Avenue
  • Hwy 52 Lafayette bridge - Vehicle length restrictions remain in effect; no vehicles longer than 35 feet allowed
  • Hwy 95 –closed both directions between County Road 12 and Hwy 16
  • Hwy 169 – single lane both directions between County Road 21 in Shakopee and Pioneer Trail in Bloomington
  • Hwy 169 – closed southbound between Hwy 55 in Golden Valley and 77th Avenue in  Brooklyn Park
  • I-694 – single lane eastbound between Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center and Long Lake Road in New Brighton between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. westbound single lane from Hwy 65 to Hwy 100 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped emergency or maintenance vehicles, including ambulance, fire, law enforcement or maintenance and construction vehicles.

For more information about these projects visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/fullclosures/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org                         

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