- Nick Carpenter
Minnesota Department of Transportation
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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 www.511mn.org 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:
- Hwy 23 - from east of St. Cloud to Foley
- Hwy 10 - from Big Lake to Clear Lake
- Hwy 10 - south of Little Falls to Royalton
- Hwy 371 - from Pequot Lakes to south of Pine River
- Hwy 11 - east of Baudette
- U.S. Hwy 2 bypass in Bemidji
- Hwy 53/Hwy 33 - near Independence
- I-35 at various locations between White Bear Lake and Duluth
- Hwy 169 - in Grand Rapids
- Hwy 210 - from Carlton to McGregor