Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 10, 2018

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:

Twin Cities

Central Minnesota

Northern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

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.