MnDOT is dedicated to the efficient movement of freight and commodities within Minnesota, including the movement of freight by truck, rail, water, and air. The freight office is engaged in many activities related to both freight planning and operations.
The 9,000 lbs. limit for trucks in the I-94 Lowry Tunnel has ended. The limit had been in place this summer due to the construction project on I-94 from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center. You will see occasional overnight closures through October in the Lowry Tunnel and Portland Tunnel as crews wrap up tile installation. The project has an anticipated completion date of mid-summer 2018.
Check out the 2016 Minnesota Statewide Freight System Plan!
The recently completed, new Minnesota Statewide Freight System Plan describes Minnesota’s freight transportation system and its role in the state’s economy, current and emerging industry trends, the performance of the freight transportation system, and current and future issues and needs. This Plan also includes Minnesota’s Freight Action Agenda for MnDOT, the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) and other partners to advance a significant number of strategies that will improve the efficiency, safety, and reliability of the freight system.