Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 1, 2019

Traveling for the July 4 holiday? MnDOT urges motorists to use caution in work zones

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead before traveling over the July 4 holiday and use extra care while driving through work zones.

There are more than 200 highway construction projects being worked on across Minnesota this year to help maintain the state’s roads and bridges and improve safety for motorists. MnDOT will suspend work on most projects during the holiday, but motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours. Motorists should be prepared for slower moving traffic, consider using alternate routes and check www.511mn.org to get information about road construction and traffic impacts. 

Highway projects that may affect weekend travel July 4 include:

Twin Cities

Central Minnesota

Northern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

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 also stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media and signing up for email updates for major projects at www.mndot.gov/emailupdates.

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