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MnDOT news releases, initiatives and topics that are in the news

General news

MnDOT releases Tier 2 Project Level Environmental Assessment document for Northern Lights Express passenger rail project (April 21, 2017)

MnDOT seeking comment on Regional Transit Coordination Plan for Southeast Minnesota (April 21, 2017)

Open house set April 25 in Austin for I-90 bridge replacement (April 19, 2017)

Open house for Hwy 169 Winnebago set for May 3 (April 19, 2017)

Open house planned April 27 for Hwy 2 and 197 projects in Bemidji (April 19, 2017)

May 3 public open house scheduled for Hwy 63 Red Wing Bridge Project (April 19, 2017)

First open house scheduled for Highway 23 New London safety assessment (April 18, 2017)

Metro Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths workshop convenes to address traffic deaths (April 18, 2017)

MnDOT hosts open house May 2 (April 13, 2017)

MnDOT announces 2017 state road construction projects (April 13, 2017)

MnDOT announces 2017 state road construction projects (April 12, 2017)

MnDOT reminds farmers it is illegal to plant crops in highway rights of way (April 11, 2017)

MnDOT ends spring truck weight restrictions in southeast, south, metro and central frost zones (April 10, 2017)

Open house for Benson pedestrian accessibility, resurfacing projects set for April 19 (April 7, 2017)

Hwy 1 resurfacing project public meeting scheduled April 27 in Isabella (April 7, 2017)

MnDOT looking for Adopt-a-Highway volunteers (April 7, 2017)

MnDOT, Riverland Community College partner in snowplow donation (April 6, 2017)

Minnesota Safe Routes to School sponsoring bike poster contest (April 4, 2017)

Hwy 53 project begins final season of work (April 3, 2017)

MnDOT urges driver safety as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3, 2017)

Open house April 6 for I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project (April 3, 2017)

MnDOT conducts aerial photography in Roseau and Warroad (March 31, 2017)

Hwy 60 Windom to Mountain lake open house set for April 10 (March 29, 2017)

Construction open house for Hwy 22 project to be held April 6 in Litchfield (March 29, 2017)

Survey shows intercity passenger rail can be critical resource for Winona, Minn. university students (March 23, 2017)

Open house for Hwy 10 bridge replacement, resurfacing project set for April 6 (March 22, 2017)

MnDOT announces 2017 state aviation art contest winners (March 22, 2017)

MnDOT ends winter load increases, starts spring weight restrictions in north frost zone (March 16, 2017)

MnDOT to share Hwy 22 Victory Drive Memorial proposal at March 21 open house (March 10, 2017)

Wisconsin company apparent low bidder for Red Wing bridge replacement (March 9, 2017)

March 22 open house set for 2018's Hwy 109 project (March 9, 2017)

MnDOT invites comments on draft Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan (March 9, 2017)

Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue construction open house set for Monday, March 13 (March 2, 2017)

Hwy 4 St. James construction open house March 15 (March 2, 2017)

Learn more about a new roundabout to be built in Hibbing at the Irongate Plaza Home Show March 11 (Feb. 28, 2017)

Hwy 53 relocation project Coffee and Conversation set for Thursday (Feb. 27, 2017)

Hwy 95 construction open house set for March 2 in Woodbury (Feb. 23, 2017)

MnDOT urges motorists to plan ahead for pending major storm (Feb. 23, 2017)

Winter load increases end in north-central frost zone (Feb. 22, 2017)

CORRECTION: Open house on Feb. 22 for Hwy 11 resurfacing project in Karlstad (Feb. 21, 2017)

Open house set for Feb. 23 for I-94 construction from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center (Feb. 21, 2017)

Spring truck weight restrictions start for central frost zone (Feb. 17, 2017)

Public open house scheduled March 7 in Two Harbors (Feb. 15, 2017)

Open house in Fairmont set for I-90 construction impacts (Feb. 15, 2017)

Spring truck weight restrictions start for south, metro frost zones (Feb. 14, 2017)

Open house for Kennedy Bridge reconstruction set for March 1 (Feb. 14, 2017)

Open house on Feb. 22 for Hwy 11 resurfacing project in Karlstad (Feb. 13, 2017)

Environmental Assessment released for the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge replacement project (Feb. 13, 2017)

Open house Feb. 22 for Hwy 56 bridge replacements near Kenyon, Stanton (Feb. 7, 2016)

Environmental Assessment released for the Willmar Rail Connector & Industrial Access (Willmar Wye) project (Feb. 6, 2017)

Second open house for future US Hwy 59 in Worthington Feb. 16 (Feb. 3, 2017)

MnDOT offers schools, communities Safe Routes to School funding (Feb. 3, 2017)

Open house set Feb. 13 for the new Fifth Street SE pedestrian bridge spanning Interstate 35W in Minneapolis (Feb. 1, 2017)

2017 Hwy 15 construction is topic of Feb. 15 open house (Feb. 1, 2017)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Jan. 31, 2017)

MnDOT inspection vehicle honored with Governor's Better Government Award (Jan. 31, 2017)

MnDOT extends mowing permit application timeframe and will revise permit requirements (Jan. 31, 2017)

Public meeting postponed for Hwy 52 interchange construction in Cannon Falls (Jan. 25, 2017)

Public open house scheduled February 7 in Two Harbors (Jan. 25, 2017)

Public can view road conditions from MnDOT snowplow cameras (Jan. 25, 2017)

Heavy snow tonight could create difficult driving conditions (Jan. 24, 2017)

Public invited to regional meetings to help develop transit ideas in southeast Minnesota (Jan. 24, 2017)

MnDOT urges travelers in south central Minnesota to plan for forecasted storm (Jan. 23, 2017)

Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake Jan. 28 (Jan. 23, 2017)

Henderson flood study underway (Jan. 23, 2017)

Public open house for Hwy 22 project to be held in Litchfield (Jan. 20, 2017)

Open house for Glenwood 2018 reconstruction project set for Feb. 9 (Jan. 19, 2017)

Public invited to provide feedback on plans for Hwy 24 improvement project through Clearwater, Clear Lake (Jan. 18, 2017)

Open house for High Bridge project in St. Paul set for Feb. 7 (Jan. 18, 2017)

MnDOT releases two statewide plans that shape Minnesota’s transportation future (Jan. 13, 2017)

MnDOT asks motorists’ help for safer driving around snowplows (Jan. 11, 2017)

MnDOT study shows economic, health benefits of bicycling in Minnesota (Jan. 10, 2017)

Public meeting set in Cannon Falls Jan. 19 for Hwy 52 interchange construction (Jan. 6, 2017)

Open house for Hwy 23 expansion from Paynesville to Richmond set for January 12 (Jan. 6, 2017)

MnDOT urges motorists to use caution when driving (Jan. 3, 2017)

Construction and road conditions

Detour routes change on Hwy 53 relocation project (April 21, 2017)

Hwy 60 topic of open house on May 4 in Madison Lake (April 21, 2017)

Stage 2 ramp closure, lane switch for Kennedy Bridge project begins today (April 21, 2017)

Hwy 25 south of Foley closes May 8 through late June (April 21, 2017)

Hwy 4 resurfacing project starts Monday, April 24 (April 20, 2017)

MnDOT to close Second Avenue into Virginia for Hwy 53 work (April 20, 2017)

Short nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange during construction (April 20, 2017)

Oliver Bridge rehabilitation project to restart (April 19, 2017)

Work starts on Hwy 169 Cross Range Expressway (April 19, 2017)

District 8 partners with landowners to improve road conditions on Highway 67 west of Granite Falls (April 18, 2017)

Environmental Assessment released for Hwy 169, Hwy 41, Cty Hwy 78 and Cty Hwy Intersection Improvement project (April 17, 2017)

Hwy 87 detour in Frazee begins April 18 (April 14, 2017)

I-94 lane closures set for April 17 in Alexandria (April 14, 2017)

Hwy 15 New Ulm construction starts May 1 (April 14, 2017)

Traffic impacts begin April 17 on Hwy 169 Eagles' Nest Lake Area Project near Ely (April 14, 2017)

Work on Hwy 52 interchange in Cannon Falls to begin April 24 (April 14, 2017)

Motorists restricted to a single lane on I-35 between Willow River and Sturgeon Lake beginning April 24 (April 14, 2017)

Road closure slated as part of Hwy 53 project (April 14, 2017)

Hwy 238 segments between Albany and Upsala close beginning May 1 (April 14, 2017)

Hwy 77 ramps at Diffley Road in Eagan closing April 17 (April 14, 2017)

Hwy 60 east detours begin April 19 near Zumbrota for Hwy 58 bridge project (April 13, 2017)

MnDOT plans ramp closures for bridge inspections (April 12, 2017)

Ramp closure, lane switch for Kennedy Bridge project begin Friday (April 12, 2017)

Hwy 22 project south of Litchfield begins Monday, April 17 (April 11, 2017)

I-90 Sherburn to Fairmont construction begins April 24 (April 11, 2017)

Hwy 22 closure planned for April 17 (April 11, 2017)

Hwy 10 lane closures in Detroit Lakes begin April 17 (April 11, 2017)

Hwy 71 through Elrosa closes as construction project begins April 24 (April 10, 2017)

Duluth area bridge maintenance to occur (April 10, 2017)

Nearly 1,000 southeast Minnesota bridges scheduled for scrutiny as MnDOT begins inspection season (April 7, 2017)

Hwy 52 lane closures begin April 10 for Zumbrota Hwy 58 bridge project (April 7, 2017)

Westbound I-90 temporarily detoured at Dakota for vehicle crash in Winona County (April 7, 2017)

I-35 traffic changes for bridge replacements south of Owatonna (April 7, 2017)

Westbound I-94 ramp to southbound Hwy 61 in St. Paul to close April 12 (April 6, 2017)

Second, final year of I-694 construction begins Monday, April 10 between Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights (April 6, 2017)

I-94 long-term ramp and lane closures in the east metro scheduled April 7 (April 6, 2017)

Short-term closures of Stillwater Lift Bridge planned tomorrow for testing, maintenance activities (April 6, 2017)

New 60 mph speed limit in effect on Hwy 56 from Randolph to Iowa border (April 6, 2017)

Work resumes April 10 on Hwy 23 reconstruction project in West Duluth (April 5, 2017)

Lane reductions on Hwy 169 start April 10 (April 5, 2017)

Hwy 9 resurfacing, pedestrian accessibility project between Herman, Tintah begins April 10 (April 4, 2017)

Hwy 28 resurfacing between Graceville, Beardsley begins April 10 (April 4, 2017)

Crow Wing County Rd 16 at Hwy 371 closes April 10 (April 3, 2017)

Overnight lane closures in east metro begin March 31 (March 30, 2017)

Hwy 51/Snelling Ave construction project begins April 3 (March 30, 2017)

I-94 lanes at Hwy 27/Osakis close overnight beginning April 3 (March 30, 2017)

Ramp closures will start Hwy 58 bridge replacement in Zumbrota April 10 (March 27, 2017)

Westbound Lowry Tunnel reduced to one lane overnight starting March 27 (March 24, 2017)

Ramp from westbound Hwy 10 to northbound I-35W closes April 3 in Arden Hills (March 24, 2017)

I-35 bridge replacements begin in April south of Owatonna (March 23, 2017)

MnDOT District 8 receives HSIP funding to construct Reduced Conflict Intersection (March 22, 2017)

Hwy 4 St. James construction starts April 3 with detour (March 22, 2017)

New 60 mph speed limit in effect on Hwy 60 from Kenyon to Zumbro Falls (March 22, 2017)

Eastbound Lowry Tunnel reduced to one lane overnight starting March 22 (March 21, 2017)

I-90 lane closures planned at Dresbach Bridge beginning March 27 (March 21, 2017)

Crack seal project in west central Minnesota begins March 27 (March 20, 2017)

MnDOT District 8 receives funding to construct two Reduced Conflict Intersections in Marshall (March 20, 2017)

Hwy 27 bridge at I-94 near Osakis closes March 27 (March 16, 2017)

Tree and brush removal project starts on Hwy 61 north of Two Harbors (March 15, 2017)

I-94 project from Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center starts Monday (March 14, 2017)

Motorists traveling on Southbound I-35 near Willow River may encounter a moving pavement repair operation (March 14, 2017)

Southbound I-35 exit 256B to downtown Duluth and Canal Park will temporarily close March 16 for freeway drain cleaning (March 14, 2017)

Lane closures on Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks begin this week (March 13, 2017)

Tree removal work scheduled on Wisconsin side of Red Wing bridge (March 10, 2017)

Traffic signal at Old Hwy 14 & 4th St W in Waseca to be deactivated March 20 (March 9, 2017)

Hwy 22 construction open house in Mapleton March 21 (March 8, 2017)

Highway 40 speed limit to increase to 60 mph (March 8, 2017)

Southbound I-35 closed in Duluth due to plugged drains, standing water on freeway (March 6, 2017)

Hwy 99 bridge at St. Peter to close for construction March 8 (March 3, 2017)

Spring truck weight restrictions start in north-central frost zone (March 2, 2017)

Hwy 23 west of Mora closed, detoured due to crash (Feb. 28, 2017)

MnDOT lifts no travel advisory, but road conditions remain challenging (Feb. 24, 2017)

MnDOT advises no travel tonight/tomorrow due to forecasted blizzard (Feb. 23, 2017)

Blizzard conditions predicted Friday in south central Minnesota (Feb. 23, 2017)

Daytime lane and ramp closures scheduled on Hwy 96 in northeast metro area on Feb. 22 (Feb. 17, 2017)

Expect weekday lane closures, delays on Hwy 71 south of Sauk Centre (Feb. 15, 2017)

Crews to clear trees along area roads in central Minnesota through March (Feb. 14, 2017)

Reminder: Hwy 24 detour in Clear Lake Wednesday, Feb. 15 (Feb. 14, 2017)

Reminder: Best routes around Hwy 169 closure are I-494, Hwy 100 (Feb. 10, 2017)

Public invited to provide feedback on potential improvements to I-494 and Hwy 62 (Feb. 10, 2017)

Hwy 24 in Clear Lake scheduled to close Feb. 15 (Feb. 9, 2017)

Seasonal posting exception issued for Hwy 277 north of Gluek (Feb. 9, 2017)

Lane, shoulder closures planned on I-35, Hwy 14 for tree, brush removal (Feb. 6, 2017)

TRAFFIC UPDATE - US 71 open to traffic (Feb. 6, 2017)

Additional speed limit increases take effect on northwest Minnesota highways (Feb. 3, 2017)

Speed limits increase on several northwest Minnesota highways (Feb. 1, 2017)

Preferred alternate selected for Winona Bridge spans rehabilitation (Feb. 1, 2017)

Hwy 10 reconstruction project in Wadena postponed until 2019 (Jan. 31, 2017)

Eastbound Hwy 23 in St. Cloud reduced to single lane Feb. 1 (Jan. 27, 2017)

Tree removal work scheduled in preparation for Red Wing bridge project (Jan. 27, 2017)

Red Wing City Council unanimously approves municipal consent for bridge project (Jan. 26, 2017)

Three-hour Hwy 52 ramp detour set at I-90 to remove crashed semi-trailer (Jan. 26, 2017)

Hwy 47/Ferry Street-BNSF Railway open house set for Thursday, Feb. 2 (Jan. 24, 2017)

Hwy 169 at Nine Mile Creek Bridge to Close Monday (Jan. 20, 2017)

Speed limits to increase on several west central Minnesota highways (Jan. 19, 2017)

Twice-postponed bridge demolition set this weekend for 101st Avenue bridge over I-94 in Maple Grove (Jan. 18, 2017)

Hwy 22 Victory Drive Memorial meeting at Mankato Armory Jan. 31 (Jan. 18, 2017)

Northbound Interstate 35W restricted Thursday, Jan. 19 for inspection of damaged railroad bridge in Arden Hills (Jan. 17, 2017)

Start of Hwy 169 project at Nine Mile Creek Bridge delayed again. (Jan. 13, 2017)

Beams to be set on bridge overpass of Highway 23 the week of January 16 (Jan. 13, 2017)

Icy roads make hazardous driving conditions in Northeastern Minnesota (Jan 12, 2017)

UPDATE: Public meeting rescheduled for Jan. 25 for Hwy 52 interchange construction in Cannon Falls (Jan. 11, 2017)

Soil investigation work for Willmar Wye project begins January 11 (Jan. 10, 2017)

Weekend bridge demolition postponed at 101st Avenue N.E. in Maple Grove (Jan. 10, 2017)

Beams to be set on bridge overpass of Hwy 23 the week of January 16 (Jan. 9, 2017)

Hwy 169 project start date moves to Jan. 17 because of expected snow (Jan. 6, 2017)

MnDOT reminds public not push snow on to roads (Jan. 4, 2017)