MnDOT urges anglers to plan ahead before heading out for fishing opener
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges anglers to plan ahead and use extra caution while driving through highway work zones on the way to their favorite fishing spots this weekend.
Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours because of transportation projects that are under way this construction season. MnDOT recommends that motorists be prepared for slower moving traffic, think about alternate routes, and visit www.511mn.org to get information about road construction projects.
Highway projects that may affect weekend travel May 11-13 include:
- Interstate 35W@ I-94Interstate – Westbound I-394 closed from downtown Minneapolis to Highway 100
- I-94 between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center - Both directions of I-94 closed from I-35W to Highway 55
- Highway 169, Champlin – Single lane in each direction between Highway 610 and the Mississippi River
- Highway 169, Belle Plaine – Single lane in each direction from south of Highway 25 in Belle Plaine to Highway 19 in Blakely; single lane in each direction from just south of Highway 282 in Jordon to north of Highway 25 in Belle Plaine
- I-35 North Metro split – Northbound I-35 reduced to two lanes between Highway 97 and Highway 8
- Highway 10, Elk River bridge – Lane closures, narrow lanes, lane shifts; plan for delays
- Highway 10, Clear Lake to Big Lake – All lanes open
- Highway 4 Lake Henry – Two detours, one for cars and one for large vehicles
- Highways 28, 29, 104 in Glenwood – Highway 104 detour
- I-35 Snake River – Single lane in each direction near Pine City
- Superior Street, Duluth (city project) – Detour, delays
- I-35 south of Owatonna – Single lane in each direction
- Highway 169, St. Peter to Le Sueur – Single lane in each direction
- Highway 14, New Ulm – Detour
Note: Expect heavier traffic in the Willmar area where the governor’s annual fishing opener will occur on Green Lake in Spicer.
MnDOT urges motorists to be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html. Motorists can stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media, as well as by signing up for email updates for major projects at www.mndot.gov/emailupdates.