Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Releases

MnDOT news releases, initiatives and topics that are in the news

General news

MnDOT encourages farmers to join standing corn rows program while planning spring planting (March 19, 2019)

Open house for Highway 14 Tracy to Revere project is April 2 (March 19, 2019)

MnDOT public meeting to discuss using blowing snow control on upcoming road project (March 19, 2019)

Business Workshop, open house set for Monday, March 18 to learn about Hwy 65 study in Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Ham Lake (March 13, 2019)

Winter load increases end for south, southeast, metro and central frost zones; spring load restrictions start for south, southeast and metro frost zones (March 13, 2019)

St. Francis High School students learn real-world skills while fabricating snowplow components for MnDOT (March 13, 2019)

MnDOT hosts third community meeting on March 28 to discuss future Hwy 75 project in Hallock (March 12, 2019)

Open house set for March 26 in Hollandale to learn about Hwy 251 project (March 12, 2019)

Interstate 35 North Metro Split construction open house scheduled for March 19 (March 12, 2019)

Residents invited to learn about 2019 Hwy 55 Annandale-to-Buffalo construction plans at three open houses (March 8, 2019)

District Engineer Jon Huseby receives distinguished public leadership award (March 6, 2019)

Open house set for March 19 in Owatonna to update public on Hwy 14 project (March 6, 2019)

March 19 open house will provide details on 2019 Hwy 15 St. Augusta-to-Kimball construction project, detour (March 4, 2019)

Open house March 7 in Albert Lea for I-90 concrete paving project (Feb. 28, 2019)

Public meetings for Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project scheduled Feb. 25 in Duluth (Feb. 19, 2019)

Minnesota provides vision for electric vehicle development (Feb. 14, 2019)

MnDOT exceeds 2018 On-the-Job Training program goal (Feb. 12, 2019)

Community meeting scheduled February 27 in Duluth (Feb. 12, 2019)

Additional public meeting on Feb 21 to discuss future projects in Hallock (Feb. 11, 2019)

Open house set for Feb. 13 in Zumbrota for Hwy 52 southbound reconstruction project (Feb. 1, 2019)

MnDOT and partners looking for community feedback as part of Glencoe Transportation Study (Feb. 1, 2019)

Speed limits to increase on Highway 6 between the south junction of Highway 1 and Big Falls (Jan. 31, 2019)

Open house on Feb. 6 for Highway 29 corridor study in Alexandria (Jan. 31, 2019)

MnDOT commissioner announces new leadership team (Jan. 30, 2019)

MnDOT postpones I-94 open house in Maple Grove until Feb. 7 (Jan. 29, 2019)

Open house on Feb. 6 for Highway 29 corridor study in Alexandria (Jan. 29, 2019)

Interstate 94 Albertville-to-Clearwater open house in Monticello postponed to Feb. 4 (Jan. 28, 2019)

Jan. 30 open house for Highways 10 and 75 corridor study in Moorhead postponed due weather (Jan. 28, 2019)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Jan. 28, 2019)

Community members, career seekers, the curious invited to explore the MnDOT Open House Jan. 26 in Duluth (Jan. 25, 2019)

MnDOT completes five-year study on speed limits (Jan. 23, 2019)

MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution around snowplows (Jan. 18, 2019)

Winter truck load increases begin Jan. 18 for metro, south, southeast frost zones (Jan. 17, 2018)

Open house for Hwys 10 and 75 corridor study in Moorhead scheduled for January 30 (Jan. 16, 2019)

Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project open house and project update scheduled January 28 in Duluth (Jan. 16, 2019)

Interstate 94 Albertville-to-Clearwater open house set for Jan. 29 (Jan. 16, 2019)

Open house on Jan 15 for future construction project in Hallock (Jan. 9, 2018)

Snow fences in west central Minnesota prove to be effective during recent winter storms (Jan. 7, 2019)

MnDOT encourages farmers to join standing corn rows program while planning spring planting (Jan. 7, 2019)

MnDOT funds three rail service improvement projects (Jan. 4, 2019)

MnDOT District 1 Freight Plan open house scheduled Jan. 16 in Duluth (Jan. 4, 2019)

MnDOT launches truck parking technology to help drivers find safe parking spaces (Jan. 4, 2019)

New cameras on MnDOT’s 511 system, more southeast Minnesota installations this summer (Jan. 3, 2019)

Construction and road conditions

Highway 19 east of Henderson to Highway 169 closes due to Minnesota River flooding (March 19, 2019)

Belgrade-Brooten area motorists invited to learn details about 2021 Highway 55 project at two open houses (March 19, 2019)

MnDOT seeking Lanesboro-area landowners for blowing snow research project (March 19, 2019)

Public meetings for Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project scheduled March 25 in Duluth (March 18, 2019)

Alternating lane closures on I-94 near Alexandria begin tomorrow (March 19, 2019)

Westbound Highway 65 closed in Albert Lea because of water on the road (March 19, 2019)

Shoulders close while crews clear trees at Highway 65/107 intersection near Braham March 21–22 (March 18, 2019)

Overnight Hwy 63 traffic delays expected at Red Wing Bridge Tuesday night into Wednesday morning (March 18, 2019)

Local flooding continues to impact state highways in south central Minnesota (March 18, 2019)

Eastbound lane closure on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks begins Monday (March 15, 2019)

MnDOT continues to clear localized flooding in south central Minnesota (March 15, 2019)

Local flooding situations improved but still an issue - Highway 75 north of I-90 remains closed (March 15, 2019)

Highway 55 Annandale to Buffalo lanes close intermittently March 18-19 (March 15, 2019)

Highway 10 in Becker reduced to single lane, overnight freezing expected (March 15, 2019)

Single lanes scheduled for I-35W in Minneapolis March 18 and 19 (March 15, 2019)

Hwy 2 reopens in northwest Minnesota (March 15, 2019)

Some highways open while others remain closed in northwest Minnesota (March 15, 2019)

MnDOT reopens Hwy 210, travel advisories lifted in west central Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

MnDOT closes Hwy 210 in west central Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

Some localized flooding continues in south central Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

Blowing snow, strong winds create hazardous driving conditions (March 14, 2019)

Road closures expanded in northwest Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

Water on roads creates driving hazards in central Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

Portions of Hwy 2 and Hwy 75 closed in northwest Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (March 14, 2019)

Localized flooding, road closures in south central Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

High water forces temporary closures of portions of SE Minnesota highways (March 14, 2019)

Heavy snow and strong winds creates hazardous driving conditions (March 14, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge crews working 24-hour shifts to beat anticipated rising Mississippi River (March 13, 2019)

Hwy 60 closed at Hwy 61 in Wabasha because of high water on road (March 12, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35, local streets March 15, 16 in Duluth (March 12, 2019)

Spring rain, snow melt may cause localized flooding, road closures (March 11, 2019)

Spring rain, snow melt may cause localized flooding, road closures (March 11, 2019)

Spring rain, snow melt may cause localized flooding, road closures (March 11, 2019)

No travel advisories lifted from all road segments in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Lincoln, and Yellow Medicine counties (March 9, 2019)

No travel advised on several road segments in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Lincoln, and Yellow Medicine counties (March 9, 2019)

Heavy snow, high winds create hazardous driving conditions (March 9, 2019)

Hwy 4 bridge closure at Hwy 60 near St. James restarts Highway 60 construction in March (March 8, 2019)

POSTPONED: Interstate 94 reduced to single lane in Albertville, St. Michael, March 6 (March 5, 2019)

Clean up continues while MnDOT tackles next round of snowfall in southwest Minnesota (March 1, 2019)

Interstate 94 reduced to single lane in Albertville, St. Michael, March 4 (March 1, 2019)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down, use caution while driving in west central Minnesota (March 1, 2019)

Emergency detour of County Road 36 east of Bemidji (March 1, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35, local streets March 2 in Duluth (Feb. 27, 2019)

Road conditions improving in southeast Minnesota, but motorists should expect slower travel times (Feb. 26, 2019)

MnDOT reopens southbound I-35 between Owatonna and Albert Lea and westbound I-90 between Highway 52 south of Rochester and Albert Lea (Feb. 26, 2019)

MnDOT reopens eastbound I-90 between Highway 52 south of Rochester and Albert Lea (Feb. 25, 2019)

U.S. Highway 71 between Redwood Falls and U.S. Highway 14 open (Feb. 25, 2019)

MnDOT reopens I-35 south of Albert Lea and northbound lanes of I-35 between Albert Lea and Owatonna (Feb. 25, 2019)

Highways in south central Minnesota open but slippery (Feb. 25, 2019)

I-35 closed from Iowa border to Owatonna, I-90 closed west of Highway 52 to Albert Lea and other southeast Minnesota highways closed due to drifting snow and icy conditions (Feb. 25, 2019)

I-90 from South Dakota to Alden (Hwy 109) open in south central Minnesota (Feb. 25, 2019)

Highway 4 north of Hector open; all no travel advisories lifted on state highways in Renville County (Feb. 25, 2019)

Cleanup continues; beware of heavy equipment along roadsides (Feb. 25, 2019)

No travel advisories lifted on state highways in Lyon County (Feb. 25, 2019)

No travel advisories lifted on state highways in Lincoln, Pipestone and Murray Counties (Feb. 25, 2019)

No travel advisories lifted on state highways in Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties (Feb. 25, 2019)

No travel advisories lifted on state highways in Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties (Feb. 25, 2019)

Highway 23 from Willmar to Clara City upgraded to no travel advised (Feb. 24, 2019)

Dangerous winter driving conditions remain throughout much of southwest Minnesota overnight (Feb. 24, 2019)

Many highways in southeast Minnesota remain closed overnight (Feb. 24, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted in northwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

No travel advised continues in south central Overnight, plows coming in at dark (Feb. 24, 2019)

Highway 55 between Highway 59 and Wendell reopens to traffic (Feb. 24, 2019)

Highway 67 closed from U.S. Highway 75 to Granite Falls; no travel advised throughout much of southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

U.S. Highway 212 now closed from Olivia to Glencoe; many travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 24, 2019)

MnDOT warns motorists of water over the road on Hwy 200 west of Roy Lake (Feb. 24, 2019)

Hwy 55 closed between Hwy 59 and Wendell (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: U.S. Highway 212 Hector to Glencoe closed; many no travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: Highway 23 Willmar to Clara City closed; many no travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: U.S. Highway 71 Redwood Falls to U.S. Highway 14 closes; many no travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: U.S. Highway 71 Olivia to Highway 7 closed; many no travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Many highways in Southeast Minnesota closed; No Travel Advisory for other highways in region (Feb. 24, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: Highway 19 Marshall to Redwood Falls closed; many no travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

No travel advised continues in south central Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: Highway 4 north of Hector closed; many no travel advisories issued throughout southwest Minnesota (Feb. 24, 2019)

Update: No travel advised on several road segments in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Murray counties (Feb. 24, 2019)

I-35 closed from Iowa border to Owatonna, I-90 closed west of Dexter because of whiteout driving conditions (Feb. 24, 2019)

No travel advised on several road segments in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Murray counties (Feb. 24, 2019)

I-35 closed from Iowa border to Owatonna, I-90 closed west of Albert Lea because of whiteout driving conditions (Feb. 24, 2019)

I-90 closed west of Albert Lea because of whiteout driving conditions; No Travel Advisory for other highways in region (Feb. 23, 2019)

I-90 closed west of Alden because of poor driving conditions west of Albert Lea (Feb. 23, 2019)

No travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 23, 2019)

Southeast Minnesota driving conditions expected to worsen Saturday night into Sunday (Feb. 23, 2019)

Wind gusts and blowing snow could impact travel in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 23, 2019)

Blizzard conditions to impact travel in south central Minnesota Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 22, 2019)

Eastbound Interstate 94 near Barnesville reopens to traffic (Feb. 22, 2019)

Eastbound Interstate 94 closed near Barnesville due to several crashes (Feb. 22, 2019)

Eastbound Interstate 94 closed at Highway 4 near Sauk Centre (Feb. 20, 2019)

Heavy snow creates hazardous driving conditions in Central Minnesota (Feb. 20, 2019)

All plows out clearing snow-covered roads in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 20, 2019)

Heavy snow expected to create hazardous driving conditions in south central Minnesota (Feb. 19, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge girder delivery scheduled for Feb. 16, more deliveries are weather-dependent (Feb. 15, 2019)

Sign installation project on southbound Hwy 33 scheduled Feb. 19, 20 in Cloquet (Feb. 15, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 14, 2019)

Blowing snow and icy conditions creating hazardous driving conditions in SE MN (Feb. 14, 2019)

Blowing snow could create hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 14, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for Hwy 4 from Hwy 212 to Hwy 19 in Renville County (Feb. 14, 2019)

Hwy 200 in Ada closed between Hwy 9 and Fourth Street East (Feb. 13, 2019)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down due to icy road conditions (Feb. 12, 2019)

Drivers asked to take extra precautions as blowing snow continues over night (Feb. 12, 2019)

MnDOT advises no travel on Interstate 35 from Iowa border to Hwy 30 (Feb. 12, 2019)

MnDOT advises no travel on Hwy 105 from Iowa border to Austin (Feb. 12, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35, local streets evenings Feb. 15, 16 in Duluth (Feb. 12, 2019)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Feb. 12, 2019)

Roads in southwest Minnesota completely snow covered (Feb. 12, 2019)

Sign installation project on southbound Hwy 33 postponed to Feb. 12, 13 in Cloquet (Feb. 11, 2019)

Hwy 60 closed for 6 hours to remove trailer between Morristown, Waterville (Feb. 9, 2019)

UPDATE: No travel advisory lifted for southwest Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted on highways south central Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for northwest Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

UPDATE: As roads become passable, no travel advisories will be lifted in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

Hwy 210 and state and federal highways in the following counties Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Wilken are now open (Feb. 8, 2019)

I-94 is now open from Fergus Falls to the North Dakota border (Feb. 8, 2019)

Hwy 10 is now open from Lake Park to Dilworth (Feb. 8, 2019)

MnDOT lifts no travel advisory on I-35 from Iowa border to Faribault (Feb. 7, 2019)

MnDOT advises no travel on I-35 from Iowa border to Faribault (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised on three additional road segments in Renville County (Feb. 7, 2019)

State and Federal hwys closed in Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Travers, and Wilken counties (Feb. 7, 2019)

(UPDATE) No travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised on Hwy 4 between Cosmos and Hector (Feb. 7, 2019)

I-94 closed between Fergus Falls and ND boarder and Hwy 10 closed between Lake Park and Dilworth (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory in southwest Minnesota expands to include all of Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone and Murray counties (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No unnecessary travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Hwy 210 closed between Fergus Falls and Breckenridge (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory in southwest Minnesota expanded (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory expanded in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised in portions of southwest Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for Pope County (Feb. 7, 2019)

Heavy snow and winds causing poor visibility across SE Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Low visibility and compaction create difficult driving in Central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blizzard conditions to impact travel throughout southwest Minnesota today (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blizzard conditions to impede travel in south central Minnesota today and tomorrow (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Strong winds and blowing snow to impact travel in southern Minnesota (Feb. 6, 2019)

Sign installation project on southbound Hwy 33 scheduled Feb. 11, 12 in Cloquet (Feb. 6, 2019)

Winter Storm Warning issued in NW Minnesota (Feb. 6, 2019)

Second round of snow will continue to impact travel in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 6, 2019)

Blowing snow forecasted for west central Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Feb. 6, 2019)

Roads covered with snow; motorists advised to turn on headlights (Feb. 5, 2019)

Hwy 74 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area reopens after high water closure (Feb. 5, 2019)

Hwy 74 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area closed for high water (Feb. 4, 2019)

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows (Feb. 4, 2019)

Traffic delay on Hwy 4 south of Cosmos (Feb. 4, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge girder delivery scheduled for Feb. 1, more deliveries are weather-dependent (Jan. 31, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions, MnDOT advises motorists to slow down (Jan. 30, 2019)

Dangerous temperatures, partially covered highways in southeast Minnesota (Jan. 30, 2019)

Southeast Minnesota snowplows pulled in for five hours overnight, to resume at 4 a.m. (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerously cold temps and blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerously cold temps and blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerous cold, blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions, MnDOT advises motorists to slow down (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerous cold, blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions, MnDOT advises motorists to slow down (Jan. 29, 2019)

Plows out clearing roads in southwest Minnesota – road salt less effective with bitter cold temperatures (Jan. 28, 2019)

Winter storm warning issued in southeast Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 27, 2019)

Speed limit increases on several Minnesota highways (Jan. 25, 2019)

Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 Jan. 26, during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake (Jan. 25, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35/local streets Jan. 25, 26 in Duluth (Jan. 24, 2019)

Strong winds and blowing snow could impact travel in western and southern Minnesota through Thursday (Jan. 23, 2019)

Blizzard warning issued in NW Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 23, 2019)

Blizzard warning for parts of southern Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to be alert (Jan. 23, 2019)

Blizzard warning issued in WC Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 23, 2019)

Traffic on Highway 7 west of Silver Lake restored to two lanes (Jan. 22, 2018)

Traffic on Highway 7 reduced to one lane west of Silver Lake (Jan. 22, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge girder deliveries postponed to Jan. 23 because of snowy weather (Jan. 22, 2019)

Brief daily Hwy 63 traffic delays at Red Wing Bridge begin Jan. 22 for girder unloading (Jan. 18, 2019)

Winter storm warning issued in SE Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 18, 2019)

Brief daily Hwy 63 traffic delays at Red Wing Bridge begin Jan. 21 for girder unloading (Jan. 17, 2019)

MnDOT to start improvements to I-94 between Maple Grove, Clearwater this summer (Jan. 15, 2019)

Hwy 23 south of Jasper opening to one lane (Jan. 14, 2019)

Hwy 23 closed south of Jasper due to crash (Jan. 14, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions (Jan. 14, 2019)

Hwy 14 closed, detoured in Winona for pedestrian-vehicle crash investigation (Jan. 14, 2019)

MnDOT to test aesthetic lighting system on Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks starting next week (Jan. 11, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for west central Minnesota (Jan. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for portions of west central Minnesota (Jan 7. 2019)

Freezing rain creates hazardous driving conditions (Jan. 6, 2019)

Interstate 35 Forest Lake rest area reopens Jan. 7 (Jan. 4, 2019)

Railroad crossing arms are now functioning on Highway 40 in Milan (Jan. 3, 2019)

Railroad crossing arms are down on Highway 40 in Milan (Jan. 3, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35, local streets Saturday evening in Duluth (Jan. 1, 2019)

All no-travel advisories lifted for southwest Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)

No-travel advisory lifted for segments of Highways 40, 67, and 75 in southwest Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)

No-travel advisory lifted for Highways 68 and U.S. 75 in southwest Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)

No-travel advisory lifted for west central Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)