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July 1, 2020

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MnDOT encourages Independence Day holiday motorists to plan travel, expect delays during peak travel times

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages all motorists to plan their Independence Day holiday travel routes, know where they will encounter work zones or roads closed due to recent heavy rains, and watch for slow or stopped traffic during peak travel times.

While MnDOT will suspend work on most projects during the holiday, many work zones will remain in place with reduced speed limits, temporary narrow lanes, lanes closed or shifted, and detours. Several roads in southern Minnesota have also been closed due to recent heavy rains; those roads will open when safe to do so.

Motorists should check 511mn.org or the 511mn app before travel to learn where they may encounter work zones or roads closed, plan their travel routes and get real-time traffic and travel information.

Some of the more prominent work zones on state highways that may affect travel include:

Twin Cities

  • Highway 5 "Around the Airport" – eastbound Highway 5 closed between I-494 and Davern Street in St. Paul; ramps closed; detour
  • Hwy 21 in Jordan – closed between Mill St. and Sawmill Road/Old Highway 169
  • I-35W Downtown to Crosstown – northbound and southbound lane closures between I-94 and 46th Street; ramp closures
  • I-35W North MnPASS – northbound lanes separated between Lake Dr and Sunset Ave in Blaine. Right lane is for local exits, left lane is for through traffic
  • I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater – lane shifts, reduced speed limit, narrow lanes; to exit eastbound I-94 between Maple Grove and Rogers, get into right lane immediately east of Highway 101 in Rogers
  • Highway 212 in Norwood Young America – Highway 212 one way in both directions west of Norwood Young America to Cologne

Central Minnesota

Northern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

For a complete list of MnDOT projects, plans and studies by highway or region, visit mndot.gov/roadwork mndot.gov/roadwork. To stay informed about projects and other transportation topics, connect to MnDOT through social media and sign up for email updates for major projects at mndot.gov/emailupdates.