Request a Lane or Shoulder Closure in the Metro District
The Allowable Lane Closure Manual is used when planning and scheduling lane and/or shoulder closures on MnDOT owned and operated roadways in the Metro District. Please complete the following steps to request a lane or shoulder closure.
Step 1: Determine if a lane closure is allowed
Check the Allowable Lane Closure Report to determine the appropriate time of day for planned lane closures based on number of available lanes and traffic count data (see example). If a lane closure is not allowed, contact the appropriate Metro District Work Zone Supervisor to discuss.
Step 2: Complete the Lane Closure Form
The Metro District Lane Closure Form is a one-page document used for listing pertinent information about the purposed/requested lane closure.
For additional information or help with the form, please contact the appropriate Metro District Work Zone Supervisor.
Step 3: Submit the Lane Closure Form
The Lane Closure Form submittal is required at least 3 business days prior to the proposed lane closure. (This is a work in progress since there are existing contracts that specify 2 days.) and a full weekend closure requires 14 days advance notice.
- Submit the completed Lane Closure Form to MetroLC.DOT@state.mn.us by:
- Monday closure - previous Wednesday, 9 a.m.
- Tuesday closure - previous Thursday, 9 a.m.
- Wednesday closure - previous Friday, 9 a.m.
- Thursday closure - previous Monday, 9 a.m.
- Friday closure - previous Tuesday, 9 a.m.
- Metro Maintenance Dispatch receives the Lane Closure Form and enters the information into 511MN.org. At this point, Maintenance Dispatch is looking for conflicts or issues.
- After the data is entered in MN511.org, Metro Traffic reviews the closures and attempts to mitigate any conflicts that may occur.
- Generally, lane closures are allowed/approved/granted/awarded based on a first come, first serve basis.
- Metro staff holds a weekly Monday meeting to discuss the upcoming planned closures. This group consists of Central Office and Metro District Construction, State Aid, Public Affairs, RTMC, Maintenance, and Traffic.