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Nov. 5, 2012



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Completion of several innovative, safety-driven projects marks end of 2012 construction season

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Maryland Avenue bridge replacement over I-35E in St. Paul, the Hwy 61 bridge project over the Mississippi River in Hastings, and the reconstruction of Hwy 14 between Waseca and Owatonna are among more than 300 state Hwy and bridge projects that were under construction in 2012.

“The 2012 construction season was certainly one of innovation as MnDOT implemented new technology on several projects aimed at cutting project time and delays for motorists, while increasing safety on our highways and improving the quality of life for all Minnesotans,” said Tom Sorel, Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner.

Crews worked hard this year to resurface roads, replace bridges, improve drainage systems, repair guard rail, install cable barriers and complete other vital transportation projects.

“MnDOT appreciates motorists’ patience throughout this season as we worked to improve the safety of Minnesota’s transportation system.”

Projects in the Twin Cities include:



Projects in northern and central Minnesota include:


Projects in southern Minnesota include:


For a list of recently completed projects, visit; ongoing projects, visit; and future projects, visit

Although the majority of 2012 construction work is coming to an end, work on several projects throughout the state will continue through the winter as weather permits.

“We ask motorists to continue to pay extra attention and follow posted speed limits when traveling through work zones,” Sorel said. “Your destination is our priority, and we need your help to ensure that you get there safely."

For statewide travel information, visit, call 5-1-1 or log on to You can also find the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Facebook and Twitter.









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