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News Releases

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

General news

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

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)