Southeast Minnesota: Heading to your favorite fishing hole? Watch for highway work zones.
ROCHESTER, 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 in Minnesota 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 the southeast Minnesota area that may affect weekend travel include:
- Hwy 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna – Lane closures in work zone
- Hwy 63/I-90 project north of Stewartville – Hwy 63 single lane traffic in each direction
- Hwy 21 through Shieldsville – Road reduced to one lane
- Hwy 74 bridge rehabilitation in Whitewater State Park – Road closed and detoured at south entrance
- 28th Street NE bridge at I-90 in Austin – Bridge demolition Friday through Sunday will detour traffic around I-90 using the off- and on-ramps. Single-lane traffic through work zone
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.