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News Releases

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

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General news

Northern Lights Express project to hold open houses in late February/early March (Feb. 11, 2016)

MnDOT Commissioner will hold roundtable event in Duluth Feb. 4 (Feb. 3, 2016)

Snow fighters sharpen their skills on the big screen (Feb. 1, 2016)

MnDOT suspends its work on Zip Rail project (Jan. 27, 2016)

Zip Rail project partners release Alternatives Analysis report (Jan. 25. 2016)

MnDOT studies speed limits on two-lane roads (Jan. 15, 2016)

Second open house for Highway 169 construction in western Twin Cities metro set for Feb. 10 (Jan. 13, 2016)

Worthington weigh station opens (Jan. 13, 2016)

Winter Load Increase date set for the Central, Metro, South and Southeast frost zones (Jan. 11, 2016)

Transportation meeting for Highway 59 and I-90 set for January 27 (Jan. 11, 2016)

Willmar--MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Jan. 8, 2016)

MnDOT testing animated videos on Metropolitan road project to explain traffic during construction (Jan. 7, 2016)

Winter truck load increases begin Jan. 4 for north frost zones (Dec. 31, 2015)

Construction and road conditions

Lane, ramp closures planned for I-90 at Dresbach bridge, Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 (Feb. 11, 2016)

Lane closures set Feb. 13 on Highway 52 for CapX2020 work near Hader (Feb. 11, 2016)

MnDOT to hold open house on Hwy 12 downtown Litchfield project (Feb. 11, 2016)

Feb. 18 public open house scheduled for Hwy 63 Red Wing Bridge Project (Feb. 11, 2016)

Tree clearing project begins this week along Hwy 169 west of Ely (Feb. 8, 2016)

Westbound I-90 exit at Dresbach bridge closed Feb. 8 for concrete work (Feb. 5, 2016)

Hwy 71 bridge construction open house set for Feb. 29 (Feb. 4, 2016)

Watch for workers on Hwy 169 Mankato to St. Peter (Feb. 3, 2016)

Brief Hwy 52 traffic delays planned Feb. 4 for CapX2020 work north of Zumbrota (Feb. 3, 2016)

Southcentral Minnesota highways and I-90 open (Feb. 3, 2016)

MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 3, 2016)

Southcentral Minnesota highway closures to last through the night (Feb. 2, 2016)

MnDOT advising no travel in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 2, 2016)

I-90 west of Albert Lea closed due to hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 2, 2016)

I-90 and southern Minnesota Highways closing at 2 p.m. (Feb. 2, 2016)

MnDOT cancels Highway 12 open house (Feb. 2, 2016)

MnDOT advising no travel in southern Minnesota (Feb. 2, 2016)

MnDOT advising motorists to make plans for blizzard conditions Tuesday in southern Minnesota (Feb. 2, 2016)

MnDOT advising motorists to plan for changing weather conditions (Feb. 2, 2016)

Business open house set Tuesday, Feb. 9 for reconstruction of Hwy 36 bridge over Lexington Avenue in Roseville (Feb. 1, 2016)

Bridge foundation work continues on Hwy 53 project (Jan. 29, 2016)

MnDOT to hold open house on Hwy 12 downtown Litchfield project (Jan. 28, 2016)

CapX2020 work continues north of Zumbrota of Hwy 52 on Jan. 28 (Jan. 27, 2016)

Hwy 26 remains single-lane traffic during derailment cleanup (Jan. 27, 2016)

Replacement of Hwy 19 bridge near Henderson requires detour in 2016 (Jan. 26, 2016)

Public invited to provide input and learn options on proposed intersection reconstruction in Park Rapids on Feb. 2 (Jan. 22, 2016)

MnDOT sets Feb. 9 public meeting for Hwy 169 Mankato - St. Peter (Jan. 21, 2016)

Open house for Hwy 23 expansion set for Jan. 28 in Hawick (Jan. 21, 2016)

Public meeting to discuss Hibbing roundabout scheduled Feb. 4 (Jan. 21, 2016)

Brief eastbound I-90 closures planned Jan. 21 at Dresbach bridge to move crane (Jan. 20, 2016)

Look for brief traffic delays Jan. 20 on Highway 52 for CapX2020 north of Zumbrota (Jan. 19, 2016)

Lane closure planned for Jan. 20 for eastbound I-90 at Dresbach bridge (Jan. 19, 2016)

Motorists may encounter snow removal operations through Jan. 22 (Jan. 19, 2016)

UPDATE: CapX2020 work delayed until Jan. 19 on Hwy 52 north of Zumbrota (Jan. 15, 2016)

Lane closure begins Friday, Jan. 15 for eastbound I-90 at Dresbach bridge (Jan. 15, 2016)

Armstrong Boulevard/Highway 10 Interchange opens in Ramsey (Jan. 13, 2016)

UPDATE: Highway 52 traffic delays for CapX2020 moved to Jan. 18 (Jan. 12, 2016)

Light snow to create slick road conditions; motorists asked to reduce driving speeds (Jan. 11, 2016)

Causeway construction nears completion on Hwy 53 project (Jan. 11, 2016)

Willmar--MnDOT advising caution due to deteriorating weather conditions (Jan. 8, 2016)

Mankato--MnDOT advising caution due to deteriorating weather conditions (Jan. 8, 2016)

UPDATE: Highway 52 lane traffic delays for CapX2020 moved to Wednesday (Jan. 8, 2016)

Lane closure planned for Friday for eastbound I-90 at Dresbach Bridge (Jan. 7, 2016)

New St. Croix River Crossing will open to traffic in late 2017 (Jan. 6, 2016)

Hwy 52 lane restrictions, traffic delays for CapX2020 set for Thursday, Monday (Jan. 5, 2016)

Expect blowing snow to create periods of limited visibility (Dec. 28, 2015)