Southwest Minnesota: Heading to your favorite fishing hole? Watch for highway work zones.
ST. PAUL, 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 southwest Minnesota that may affect weekend travel include:
- Hwy 40 – Willmar Wye (detour) – Hwy 40 is closed from CR 55 to CR 5
- Hwy 40 – Willmar culvert replacement (detour) – Hwy 40 is closed from Hwy 29 to CR 6
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.