Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2019

Motorists urged to use caution on highways during Labor Day weekend, beginning of school year

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the last big weekend of summer travel coming up, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution this Labor Day weekend.

Motorists should also be alert for more people walking and bicycling as many children return to school beginning Tuesday.

Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours. MnDOT recommends that motorists be prepared for slower moving traffic, think about using alternate routes, and call 5-1-1 or go to www.511mn.org to get information about road construction detours.

Highway projects that may affect weekend or first day of school travel Aug. 30-Sept. 3 include:

Twin Cities

Central Minnesota

Northern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

Motorists should always 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. Motorists also can stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media and signing up for email updates for major projects at mndot.gov/emailupdates.