Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Releases

MnDOT news releases, initiatives and topics that are in the news

Construction workers at a highway project

General news

Spring truck weight restrictions start for central frost zone (Feb. 17, 2017)

Public open house scheduled March 7 in Two Harbors (Feb. 15, 2017)

Open house in Fairmont set for I-90 construction impacts (Feb. 15, 2017)

Spring truck weight restrictions start for south, metro frost zones (Feb. 14, 2017)

Open house for Kennedy Bridge reconstruction set for March 1 (Feb. 14, 2017)

Open house on Feb. 22 for Hwy 11 resurfacing project in Karlstad (Feb. 13, 2017)

Environmental Assessment released for the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge replacement project (Feb. 13, 2017)

Open house Feb. 22 for Hwy 56 bridge replacements near Kenyon, Stanton (Feb. 7, 2016)

Environmental Assessment released for the Willmar Rail Connector & Industrial Access (Willmar Wye) project (Feb. 6, 2017)

Second open house for future US Hwy 59 in Worthington Feb. 16 (Feb. 3, 2017)

MnDOT offers schools, communities Safe Routes to School funding (Feb. 3, 2017)

Open house set Feb. 13 for the new Fifth Street SE pedestrian bridge spanning Interstate 35W in Minneapolis (Feb. 1, 2017)

2017 Hwy 15 construction is topic of Feb. 15 open house (Feb. 1, 2017)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Jan. 31, 2017)

MnDOT inspection vehicle honored with Governor's Better Government Award (Jan. 31, 2017)

MnDOT extends mowing permit application timeframe and will revise permit requirements (Jan. 31, 2017)

Public meeting postponed for Hwy 52 interchange construction in Cannon Falls (Jan. 25, 2017)

Public open house scheduled February 7 in Two Harbors (Jan. 25, 2017)

Public can view road conditions from MnDOT snowplow cameras (Jan. 25, 2017)

Heavy snow tonight could create difficult driving conditions (Jan. 24, 2017)

Public invited to regional meetings to help develop transit ideas in southeast Minnesota (Jan. 24, 2017)

MnDOT urges travelers in south central Minnesota to plan for forecasted storm (Jan. 23, 2017)

Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake Jan. 28 (Jan. 23, 2017)

Henderson flood study underway (Jan. 23, 2017)

Public open house for Hwy 22 project to be held in Litchfield (Jan. 20, 2017)

Open house for Glenwood 2018 reconstruction project set for Feb. 9 (Jan. 19, 2017)

Public invited to provide feedback on plans for Hwy 24 improvement project through Clearwater, Clear Lake (Jan. 18, 2017)

Open house for High Bridge project in St. Paul set for Feb. 7 (Jan. 18, 2017)

MnDOT releases two statewide plans that shape Minnesota’s transportation future (Jan. 13, 2017)

MnDOT asks motorists’ help for safer driving around snowplows (Jan. 11, 2017)

MnDOT study shows economic, health benefits of bicycling in Minnesota (Jan. 10, 2017)

Public meeting set in Cannon Falls Jan. 19 for Hwy 52 interchange construction (Jan. 6, 2017)

Open house for Hwy 23 expansion from Paynesville to Richmond set for January 12 (Jan. 6, 2017)

MnDOT urges motorists to use caution when driving (Jan. 3, 2017)

Construction and road conditions

Daytime lane and ramp closures scheduled on Hwy 96 in northeast metro area on Feb. 22 (Feb. 17, 2017)

Expect weekday lane closures, delays on Hwy 71 south of Sauk Centre (Feb. 15, 2017)

Crews to clear trees along area roads in central Minnesota through March (Feb. 14, 2017)

Reminder: Hwy 24 detour in Clear Lake Wednesday, Feb. 15 (Feb. 14, 2017)

Reminder: Best routes around Hwy 169 closure are I-494, Hwy 100 (Feb. 10, 2017)

Public invited to provide feedback on potential improvements to I-494 and Hwy 62 (Feb. 10, 2017)

Hwy 24 in Clear Lake scheduled to close Feb. 15 (Feb. 9, 2017)

Seasonal posting exception issued for Hwy 277 north of Gluek (Feb. 9, 2017)

Lane, shoulder closures planned on I-35, Hwy 14 for tree, brush removal (Feb. 6, 2017)

TRAFFIC UPDATE - US 71 open to traffic (Feb. 6, 2017)

Additional speed limit increases take effect on northwest Minnesota highways (Feb. 3, 2017)

Speed limits increase on several northwest Minnesota highways (Feb. 1, 2017)

Preferred alternate selected for Winona Bridge spans rehabilitation (Feb. 1, 2017)

Hwy 10 reconstruction project in Wadena postponed until 2019 (Jan. 31, 2017)

Eastbound Hwy 23 in St. Cloud reduced to single lane Feb. 1 (Jan. 27, 2017)

Tree removal work scheduled in preparation for Red Wing bridge project (Jan. 27, 2017)

Red Wing City Council unanimously approves municipal consent for bridge project (Jan. 26, 2017)

Three-hour Hwy 52 ramp detour set at I-90 to remove crashed semi-trailer (Jan. 26, 2017)

Hwy 47/Ferry Street-BNSF Railway open house set for Thursday, Feb. 2 (Jan. 24, 2017)

Hwy 169 at Nine Mile Creek Bridge to Close Monday (Jan. 20, 2017)

Speed limits to increase on several west central Minnesota highways (Jan. 19, 2017)

Twice-postponed bridge demolition set this weekend for 101st Avenue bridge over I-94 in Maple Grove (Jan. 18, 2017)

Hwy 22 Victory Drive Memorial meeting at Mankato Armory Jan. 31 (Jan. 18, 2017)

Northbound Interstate 35W restricted Thursday, Jan. 19 for inspection of damaged railroad bridge in Arden Hills (Jan. 17, 2017)

Start of Hwy 169 project at Nine Mile Creek Bridge delayed again. (Jan. 13, 2017)

Beams to be set on bridge overpass of Highway 23 the week of January 16 (Jan. 13, 2017)

Icy roads make hazardous driving conditions in Northeastern Minnesota (Jan 12, 2017)

UPDATE: Public meeting rescheduled for Jan. 25 for Hwy 52 interchange construction in Cannon Falls (Jan. 11, 2017)

Soil investigation work for Willmar Wye project begins January 11 (Jan. 10, 2017)

Weekend bridge demolition postponed at 101st Avenue N.E. in Maple Grove (Jan. 10, 2017)

Beams to be set on bridge overpass of Hwy 23 the week of January 16 (Jan. 9, 2017)

Hwy 169 project start date moves to Jan. 17 because of expected snow (Jan. 6, 2017)

MnDOT reminds public not push snow on to roads (Jan. 4, 2017)