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

General news

Open house set April 25 to learn about Hwy 42 roundabout near Eyota (April 18, 2018)

Open house on April 24 for Hwy 2 project in Cass Lake (April 17, 2018)

MnDOT, Dakota County Technical College partner with equipment donation (April 17, 2018)

Public open house for Hwy 169 construction set for April 19 in St. Peter (April 12, 2018)

Meeting for Hwy 38 resurfacing and culvert replacement project scheduled for April 16 in Marcell (April 10, 2018)

MnDOT urges driver safety as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9, 2018)

MnDOT seeks Adopt a Highway volunteers; realizes $6 million benefit in 2017 (April 6, 2018)

MnDOT announces 2018 state road construction projects (April 4, 2018)

Open house on April 10 for Hwy 2 project in Erskine (April 3, 2018)

Public open house for Hwy 71 projects to be held in Spicer (April 3, 2018)

Public open house for Hwy 19 and Hwy 68 bridge projects to be held in Marshall (April 3, 2018)

MnDOT awards $225,000 in Safe Routes to School grants (April 2, 2018)

Public open house April 4 to learn about Rochester, Olmsted County, MnDOT construction (March 30, 2018)

Public open house for Highway 149 resurfacing set for April 25 (March 28, 2018)

Highway 25 motorists invited to learn plans for 2018 Montrose-to-Watertown construction project April 12 (March 28, 2018)

Nearly 1,000 SE MN bridges scheduled for scrutiny as MnDOT begins inspection season (March 28, 2018)

MnDOT conducts aerial photography in northwestern Minnesota (March 28, 2018)

MnDOT conducts aerial photography in west central Minnesota (March 28, 20198)

MnDOT releases Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan (March 27, 2018)

Coffee and Conversation meeting scheduled April 5 in Virginia (March 26, 2018)

Hwy 22 construction open house set for April 5 (March 26, 2018)

Open house will present construction and traffic details for 2018 Highway 10 project through Big Lake, Becker, Clear Lake (March 26, 2018)

Public invited to learn about Hwy 6 reconstruction at Emily open house April 9 (March 22, 2018)

Automated vehicle demonstration at Rochester’s Peace Plaza on March 22 (March 21, 2018)

Two open houses to take place in Bagley next week (March 20, 2018)

Public meetings for Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project scheduled March 26 in Duluth (March 20, 2018)

Cokato area businesses, residents invited to learn updated plans, provide feedback for 2020 Hwy 12 project (March 19, 2018)

Coffee and Conversation meeting scheduled April 5 in Virginia (March 19, 2018)

Partnership seeks public input on $340 million worth of state and federally funded transportation projects (March 19, 2018)

REMINDER: Open house this Tuesday, March 20 for Hwy 371B/South Sixth St in Brainerd (March 19, 2018)

MnDOT starts spring truck weight restrictions in the north, north-central frost zone (March 16, 2018)

Residents invited to learn about 2018 Hwy 4 Lake Henry reconstruction project at open house March 27 (March 16, 2018)

Public invited to an open house for a 2018 Hwy 169 improvement project between Jordan and Blakely Township (March 14, 2018)

Meeting for Hwy 53 Rehabilitation project scheduled April 5 in International Falls (March 14, 2018)

Meeting for Hwy 11 bridge replacement project scheduled April 3 in Ranier (March 14, 2018)

Spring truck weight restrictions start in central frost zone (March 13, 2018)

Hwy 371 Backus to Hackensack 2018 construction project open house set for March 20 (March 13, 2018)

Informational open house for Glenwood Complete Streets project set for March 22 (March 13, 2018)

MnDOT plans aerial photo work in south central Minnesota (March 12, 2018)

Hwy 169/Elm Creek bridges construction project open house set Wednesday, March 21 in Champlin (March 9, 2018)

Hwy 60 Heron Lake intersection safety open house set for March 26 (March 9, 2018)

Hwy 91 Nobles County project open house set for March 27 (March 9, 2018)

MnDOT releases mowing, haying permit recommendations report (March 9, 2018)

Environmental Assessment Worksheet released for Interstate 94 corridor in Albertville, St. Michael (March 8, 2018)

Federal Railroad Administration issues a Finding of No Significant Impact on Tier 2 Environmental Assessment for Northern Lights Express passenger rail project (March 7, 2018)

MnDOT announces governor’s executive order to create automated and connected vehicles advisory council (March 7, 2018)

MnDOT awards $25 million for Local Road Improvement Program projects (March 7, 2018)

Public invited to an open house for 2018 Highway 169 improvement project between Jordan and Blakely Township (March 6, 2017)

Open house on March 8 for Bagley Highway 2 restriping project (March 5, 2018)

Winter load increases end in central frost zone; spring truck weight restrictions start for south frost zone (March 2, 2018)

I-35 North Metro Split construction open house scheduled for March 6 (March 2, 2018)

MnDOT awards $25 million for Local Road Improvement Program projects (March 2, 2018)

Winter load increases end in south, southeast and metro frost zones; spring truck weight restrictions start for southeast, metro frost zones (March 1, 2018)

Open house set March 20 for Highway 371B/South Sixth Street reconstruction project in Brainerd (Feb. 28, 2018)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on roads (Feb. 26, 2018)

Minnesota’s Transportation Conference features MnDOT District 6 projects (Feb. 26, 2018)

Hwy 60 crossing topic of March 7 meeting in Elysian (Feb. 23, 2018)

Hwy 95/Manning Avenue construction open house set for February 28 in Denmark Township (Feb. 23, 2018)

Meeting for Hwy 61 Reconstruction project scheduled February 27 in Grand Marais (Feb. 20, 2018)

Public meetings for Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project scheduled Feb. 26 in Duluth (Feb. 20, 2018)

Hwy 14 New Ulm to Nicollet Task Force hosting second public meeting Feb. 22 (Feb. 13, 2018)

Public information meeting for Hwy 23 bridge replacement as Deer Creek scheduled Feb. 20 in Holyoke (Feb. 9, 2018)

Minnesota Department of Transportation saved taxpayers $83 million in 2017 (Feb. 8, 2018)

Open house for Willmar Reduced Conflict Intersection set for February 15 (Feb. 7, 2018)

MnDOT starts installing truck parking technology at rest areas (Feb. 6, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 releases public feedback from Litchfield pedestrian flashing beacon test (Feb. 6, 2018)

Greater Mankato Area Highway Construction Showcase set for Feb. 21 (Feb. 5, 2018)

I-35W Bridge colors to change throughout Super Bowl game (Feb. 2, 2018)

Public information meeting for I-35 bridge replacement at Snake River scheduled Feb. 21 in Pine City (Feb. 2, 2018)

Public information meeting for Hwy 23 bridge replacement at Deer Creek scheduled February 20 in Holyoke (Feb. 2, 2018)

MnDOT invites the public to complete I-35 communications online survey (Feb. 2, 2018)

Safe Routes to School plans Winter Walk to School Day Feb. 7 (Feb. 1, 2018)

Public open house for Hwy 12 reconstruction project (Jan. 30, 2018)

Public open house for Hwy 22 and Hwy 55 projects to be held in Eden Valley (Jan. 30, 2018)

Public invited to learn about 2018 construction plans for noise barrier along I-94 in Avon (Jan. 29, 2018)

MnDOT study evaluates tolling feasibility in state (Jan. 26, 2018)

Motorists urged to use caution on Hwy 371 Jan. 27, during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake (Jan. 27, 2018)

MnDOT awards $5 million for port development projects (Jan. 24, 2018)

Open house set Feb. 1 to learn about I-35 concrete overlay at Faribault (Jan. 23, 2018)

Construction open house for Hwy 14/15 in New Ulm Feb. 8 (Jan. 23, 2018)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on roads (Jan. 23, 2018)

Project update meeting for Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project scheduled January 29 in Duluth (Jan. 22, 2018)

MnDOT offers free rides on autonomous shuttle bus Jan. 26-28 (Jan. 22, 2018)

Public open house for Highway 149 tree replanting set for Feb. 15 (Jan. 19, 2018)

MnDOT seeks recommendations for Corridors of Commerce projects (Jan. 18, 2018)

Highway 23 New London Safety Assessment final report complete (Jan. 18, 2018)

Highway 14 New Ulm to Nicollet Task Force hosting first public meeting Feb. 1 (Jan. 17, 2018)

Pedestrian flashing beacon in Litchfield to be removed Jan. 22, 2018 (Jan. 17, 2018)

MnDOT invites public to comment on rules governing public transit (Jan. 16, 2018)

I-35W Bridge to glow purple Friday, Saturday nights (Jan. 10, 2018)

Live webcam for mini-roundabouts in St. James in place through March 2018 (Jan. 10, 2018)

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows (Jan. 10, 2018)

New 11th Ave. Bridge in Austin wins construction award (Jan. 8, 2018)

Environmental Assessment released for Hwy 36/Hadley Avenue Intersection Improvement Project (Jan. 3, 2018)

State and local transportation planners study Hwy 22 corridor from Mapleton to St. Peter (Jan. 3, 2018)

Hwy 60 crossing topic of Jan. 16 meeting in Elysian (Jan. 2, 2018)

State awards $18 million in grants for transportation projects in seven communities (Jan. 2, 2018)

Construction and road conditions

Brief evening I-35 traffic delays south of Owatonna for bridge beam setting April 23-24 (April 18, 2018)

Start date for Marshall bridge projects pushed back due to recent weather (April 18, 2018)

I-94 lane closures on Wednesday between Evansville and Garfield (April 17, 2018)

Start date for U.S. 71 North project pushed back due to weather (April 17, 2018)

Lane closure extended to April 17 on Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks (April 16, 2018)

MnDOT District 7 lifts all no travel advised locations (April 15, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 upgrades remaining no travel advised locations (April 15, 2018)

Road closures now open, some travel advisories lifted in south central Minnesota (April 15, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 lifts several no travel advised locations, some road closures remain in southwest MN (April 15, 2018)

Road closures and no travel advisories remain in effect (April 15, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 lifts some road closures, moves to no travel advised for most of southwest and west central MN (April 14, 2018)

MnDOT advises no travel on several roads in Stearns and Wright Counties (April 14, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 adds locations to list of no travel advised locations (April 14, 2018)

District 8 adds to list of road closures in southwest Minnesota (April 14, 2018)

Interstate 90 west of Blue Earth closed (April 14, 2018)

Hwy 14 from New Ulm to Sleepy Eye closes due to blizzard conditions (April 14, 2018)

I-90 and Hwy 60 closures announced in southwest and south central Minnesota (April 14, 2018)

District 8 announces several road closures in southwest Minnesota (April 14, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 advises no travel in portions of southwest Minnesota (April 14, 2018)

MnDOT District 7 advises no travel in portions of southwest Minnesota (April 14, 2018)

Preparations begin next Tuesday, April 17 for Hwy 169 resurfacing project, Elm Creek bridges replacement in Champlin, Brooklyn Park (April 13, 2018)

Interstate 35 traffic switch and long-term lane closures expected to begin April 16 (April 13, 2018)

Work begins Monday, April 16 on Interstate 35 in Pine County, motorists will be restricted to a single lane in each direction (April 13, 2018)

Difficult travel expected in southwest and west central Minnesota Friday night through Saturday (April 13, 2018)

Bridge work begins April 17 on Hwy 169 over Hwy 53 in Mountain Iron/Virginia, motorists will be restricted to a single lane in each direction (April 13, 2018)

Snow, ice expected to create difficult travel this weekend in SE Minnesota (April 13, 2018)

Difficult travel expected in southwest and south central Minnesota Friday night, Saturday (April 13, 2018)

Start date for Marshall bridge projects pushed back due to weather (April 13, 2018)

Lane closures on Hwy 61 in Hastings begin April 16 (April 12, 2018)

Hwy 6 lane closures in Emily begin April 30 (April 12, 2018)

Weather delays Hwy 22 construction from Beauford to Blue Earth County Road 15 (April 12, 2018)

Weather delays traffic changes for Hwy 14 south of Owatonna (April 12, 2018)

Temporary lane closure on Irvine Avenue Bridge in downtown Bemidji scheduled for April 18-19 (April 12, 2018)

Goodhue County bridges scheduled for inspection starting April 16 (April 11, 2018)

Temporary lane closure on April 16 for Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks (April 11, 2018)

Eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94 ramp closure in Minneapolis postponed until April 23 (April 10, 2018)

Ramp closures for routine bridge inspection project scheduled April 17, 18 in Duluth (April 9, 2018)

Snowfall delays Interstate 35 traffic switch and long-term lane closures to mid-April (April 9, 2018)

I-94 ramp closures in Minneapolis start April 16 (April 9, 2018)

UPDATE: Traffic changes for Hwy 14 south of Owatonna postponed until April 13 (April 6, 2018)

Wabasha Co. bridges scheduled for inspection starting April 10 (April 4, 2018)

UPDATE: Highway 10 in Elk River begins switch to temporary, narrow lanes April 9 (April 4, 2018)

Soil investigation work on Lac qui Parle Bridge changed due to weather (April 4, 2018)

Three overnight Hwy 61 detours for demolition work planned in Red Wing April 10-12 (April 3, 2018)

Weather delays Interstate 35 traffic switch and long-term lane closures to April 9 (April 3, 2018)

Resurfacing, bridge replacement project begins April 16 in Pine County (April 3, 2018)

Winter storm expected to create difficult travel Monday, Tuesday in SE Minnesota (April 2, 2018)

UPDATE: Hwy 14/15 New Ulm Gateway construction changed to April 10 due to impending weather (April 2, 2018)

Tree clearing project begins April 4 along Hwy 135 in St. Louis County (April 2, 2018)

Soil investigation work on Lac qui Parle Bridge changed due to impending weather (April 2, 2018)

MnDOT, snowplow crews prepare for winter weather leading into holiday weekend (March 30, 2018)

Soil investigation work on Lac qui Parle Bridge requires detour (March 30, 2018)

Interstate 35 traffic switch and long-term lane closures in North Metro begin April 4 (March 30, 2018)

Power outage temporarily disables traffic signals in Red Wing (March 29, 2018)

Overnight lane closure required for I-94 Bridge in Moorhead (March 28, 2018)

Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway construction starts April 3 with detour (March 26, 2016)

MnDOT District 7 lifts no travel advisory (March 24, 2018)

MnDOT adds to list of counties where no travel is advised (March 24, 2018)

MnDOT advises no travel in portions of southcentral and southwest Minnesota (March 24, 2018)

Hwy 10 in Elk River begins switch to temporary, narrow lanes April 2 (March 23, 2018)

Additional road restrictions begin on Hwy 87 between US 71 to Hwy 64 (March 23, 2018)

Temporary bridge over Hwy 61 to connect new buttonhook ramp between March 30-April 1 (March 23, 2018)

Traffic changes set April 2 for Hwy 14 south of Owatonna for bridge construction (March 23, 2018)

Hwy 70 and County Road 7 bridge reconstruction in Pine County postponed (March 22, 2018)

Hwy 24 Clearwater to Clear Lake 2018 construction open house set for April 4 (March 21, 2018)

Hwy 65 segments in East Bethel, Isanti, Edgewood reduced to single lane beginning March 26 (March 21, 2018)

Soil investigation work on Lac qui Parle Bridge starts March 21 (March 19, 2018)

I-94 eastbound lanes open near Moorhead (March 19, 2018)

Crash closes I-94 eastbound lanes near Moorhead (March 19, 2018)

Tree removal along Interstate 94 in Avon begins March 19 (March 16, 2018)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down for workers on Hwy 95 in Washington County (March 16, 2018)

Hwy 30 in Olmsted County shut down due to vehicle crash (March 15, 2018)

Hwy 15 in Kimball reduced to single lane March 15 (March 14, 2018)

Tree removal along Hwy 6 in Emily scheduled week of March 19 (March 14, 2018)

Tree removal along Hwy 25 near Montrose begins March 19 (March 13, 2018)

Northbound I-35 Straight River Rest Area closure planned March 15 for bridge demolition, detour (March 9, 2018)

Intermittent Hwy 61 traffic delays expected March 12-16 for Red Wing Bridge project work (March 9, 2018)

Highway 95 Safety Improvement project begins March 12 (March 8, 2018)

Flagging operation on Highway 38 in Grand Rapids begins March 12 (March 6, 2018)

Flagging operation on Highway 38 from Pughole Lake to Marcell begins March 12 (March 6, 2018)

Interstate 94 westbound lanes reopen between Downer and Highway 336 (March 5, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 lifts no travel advisory for southwest Minnesota (March 5, 2018)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down due to slippery conditions (March 5, 2018)

Winter road conditions expected in northern Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday (March 5, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 adds to list of no travel advised locations (March 5, 2018)

MnDOT announces 2018 state aviation art contest winners (March 5, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 advises no travel in portions of southwest Minnesota (March 5, 2018)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down due to slippery road conditions (March 5, 2018)

Interstate 94 westbound lanes closed between Downer and Highway 336 (March 5, 2018)

Two overnight I-35 traffic detours planned March 14 and 15 for bridge demolition (March 1, 2018)

I-35W weekend closure in Minneapolis scheduled March 2-5 (Feb. 26, 2018)

Difficult travel expected in southeast Minnesota on Saturday (Feb. 23, 2018)

Heavy snow expected to create hazardous driving conditions in south central Minnesota (Feb. 23, 2018)

Winter road conditions expected through the weekend in northern Minnesota (Feb. 23, 2018)

Clean up continues while MnDOT prepares for next storm (Feb. 23, 2018)

Lane closure on Hwy 28 in Glenwood for water main repair (Feb. 15, 2018)

No travel advisory lifted for northwest Minnesota (Feb. 15, 2018)

White out conditions create hazardous driving conditions in northwestern Minnesota (Feb. 15, 2018)

Hwy 12 in Ortonville to close today for underground utility repair (Feb. 12, 2018)

Temporary traffic changes at Hwy 10/Joplin Street in Elk River scheduled Feb. 6–8 (Jan. 31, 2018)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down due to icy road conditions (Jan. 31, 2018)

No travel advisory lifted for northwest Minnesota (Jan. 30, 2018)

Hwy 1 in Thief River Falls closed for railroad repair (Jan. 30, 2018)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Jan. 30, 2018)

Hwy 23 east of Milaca to close for underground utility repair (Jan. 24, 2018)

MnDOT snowplows, ice breaker attacking snow, ice compaction in SE Minnesota (Jan. 23, 2018)

MnDOT District 7 lifts no travel advisory (Jan. 23, 2018)

Hazardous driving conditions continue into night (Jan. 22, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 lifts no travel advisory (Jan. 22, 2018)

MnDOT advising no travel on portions of I-35, Hwy 19 in SE Minnesota (Jan. 22, 2018)

Hazardous driving conditions expected in southcentral Minnesota (Jan. 22, 2018)

Difficult travel expected in southeast Minnesota on Monday morning (Jan. 21, 2018)

Winter Storm Watch issued for parts of southeast Minnesota, MnDOT on alert (Jan. 19, 2018)

Winter Storm Watch issued for southern Minnesota Sunday night into Monday (Jan. 19, 2018)

Winter Storm Watch issued for southwest Minnesota (Jan.19, 2018)

Highway 19 in Redwood Falls down to one lane after water main break (Jan. 16, 2018)

Emergency lane closure on Hwy 12 in Ortonville begins today (Jan. 12, 2018)

Storm water tunnel repairs begin Monday, Jan. 15 in St. Paul (Jan. 12, 2018)

Feedback sought on pedestrian flashing beacon in Litchfield (Jan. 12, 2018)

No travel advisory lifted for northwest Minnesota (Jan. 11, 2018)

Highway 2 is now open between Crookston and East Grand Forks (Jan. 11, 2018)

Hwy 2 closed between Crookston and East Grand Forks (Jan. 11, 2018)

No travel advisory remains in effect for Red River Valley (Jan. 11, 2018)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Jan. 10, 2018)

Blowing snow overnight could create hazardous driving conditions (Jan. 10, 2018)

Winter Storm Warning is reminder for motorists to slow down, give snowplows room (Jan. 10, 2018)

Wintry mix expected to impact northern Minnesota (Jan. 10, 2018)

Wintry mix expected to impact southwest and west central Minnesota (Jan. 10, 2018)

MnDOT District 8 prepares for winter storm (Jan. 9, 2018)

Expect delays on Hwy 7 near Lake Lillian (Jan. 6, 2018)

Emergency detour on Hwys 59 and 108 in Pelican Rapids (Jan. 5, 2018)

Tree removal along Hwy 238 in Albany begins Jan. 22 (Jan. 5, 2018)

Lane closure on Hwy 28 in Glenwood begins today (Jan. 2, 2018)