Central Minnesota: Heading to your favorite fishing hole? Watch for highway work zones.
BAXTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges anglers to plan ahead and watch for highway work zones on the way to their favorite fishing spots this weekend, which marks the state’s fishing opener for walleye, bass, northern pike and lake trout.
With more than 200 road and bridge projects underway this construction season, motorists may encounter lane closures and detours. MnDOT recommends that motorists visit www.511mn.org to get information about road construction projects and traffic impacts before they head out, think about alternate routes and prepare for slower moving traffic.
Some of the highway projects in central Minnesota that may affect weekend travel include:
- Highway 10 Elk River – Eastbound is reduced to one lane of traffic 24/7 near Lake Orono, Sherburne County. May encounter back-ups or sudden stops prior to Elk River on Sunday afternoon into early evening. Travel at off-peak hours or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.
- I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater – Lanes open, however expect changes, reduced speeds
- Highway 87 between Frazee and Menahga – Road closed to through traffic and detoured.
- Highway 210 Crosby and Ironton – Road open, however motorists to encounter construction in east Crosby with lane shifts, access changes and sidewalk closures/signed detours.
- Highway 6 Itasca County – Road is closed and detoured ten miles north of Remer to Highway 2.
MnDOT urges motorists to be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
Also, recreational traffic volumes increase this time of year in central Minnesota, please be patient, share the road and drive with care.
For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html.
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