Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 24, 2018

Motorists are urged to use caution in work zones during Memorial Day weekend

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead before traveling during Memorial Day weekend and use extra care while driving through highway work zones.

MnDOT will suspend work on most projects, but motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours. MnDOT recommends that motorists be prepared for slower moving traffic, think about alternate routes, and call 5-1-1 or go to 511mn.org to get information about road construction detours. 

Highway projects that may affect weekend travel May 25-28 include:

Twin Cities

  • Interstate 35W@ I-94 – Ramp from I-35W to I-94 west closed, detour
  • Highway 169, Champlin – Single lane in each direction between Highway 610 and the Mississippi River, ramp from Highway 610 west to Highway 169 north is closed
  • Highway 169, Belle Plaine – Single lane in each direction from south of Highway 25 in Belle Plaine to Highway 19 in Blakely; single lane in each direction from just south of Highway 282 in Jordon to north of Highway 25 in Belle Plaine
  • I-35 North Metro split – Northbound I-35 reduced to two lanes between Highway 97 and Highway 8

Central Minnesota

Northern Minnesota

West central Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

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 mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html. Motorists can stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media, as well as by signing up for email updates for major projects at mndot.gov/emailupdates.