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News Release
May 11, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899


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Catch traffic reports before heading out for fishing opener this weekend
Use 511 to plan trips, avoid traffic delays


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Make sure the only thing you catch this weekend are fish, not traffic jams, by using the state’s 511 road traveler information tool to plan the trip to your favorite fishing hole or other destination, recommends the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Besides increased car, truck and boat trailer traffic on the state’s highways, motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours resulting from the more than 300 transportation projects that are underway this construction season. Motorists should be prepared for slower moving traffic, and should use extra caution in Hwy work zones to avoid injury or death to themselves or highway workers. 


To avoid delays, MnDOT advises motorists to call 5-1-1 or go to to get advance information about road construction and detours.


In particular, during the weekend of May 11-13, motorists may encounter delays on heavily traveled routes, including these spots in Greater Minnesota: 







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