South central and south west Minnesota: Heading to your favorite fishing hole? Watch for hwy work zones.
MANKATO, 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 south central and south west Minnesota that may affect weekend travel include:
- Highway 14/Riverfront Drive, Mankato: entrance and exit ramps closed, detour
- Highway 19 downtown New Prague: road is closed, detour
- Highway 60 Madison Lake to Elysian: Highway 60 from the junction with Highway 14 east of Eagle Lake to Elysian is closed, detour
- Highway 60 Worthington: roundabouts closed for reconstruction, detour
- Highway 91 Adrian: Highway 91 is closed for the replacement of the bridge over I-90. I-90 is open to through traffic
- Highway 99 Le Center: road reduced to one lane
- Highway 99 Nicollet to St. Peter: road is closed, detour
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.