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Central Minnesota District 3 news releases published in 2019.

2019 News

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 15 for central frost zone (Dec. 12, 2019)

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 9 for north, north-central frost zone (Dec. 5, 2019)

MnDOT, DPS and NWS urge motorists to prepare for winter weather (Nov. 26, 2019)

Applications open for new Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council (Nov. 15, 2019)

Open house Nov. 20 for future Hwy 27 improvement project near Osakis (Nov. 13, 2019)

Learn about future interchange and pedestrian improvements on Highways 10 and 23 in east St. Cloud at open house Nov. 12 (Nov. 4, 2019)

MnDOT makes progress on more than 220 road projects during 2019 construction season (Nov. 1, 2019)

Open house Nov. 13 in Milaca for three Highway 169 Reduced Conflict Intersection’s to be built in 2020 (Oct. 31, 2019)

Toward Zero Deaths presents Star Awards to traffic safety leaders throughout Minnesota (Oct. 29, 2019)

Learn about 2020 work on Highway 47 at open house Nov. 7 in Isle(Oct. 28, 2019) 

All lanes on Hwy 47 open between Glen and Malmo (Oct. 25, 2019)

Prescribed fire scheduled today near I-94 in Sauk Centre on Lake Wobegon Trail (Oct. 25, 2019)

MnDOT, US Solar and Nokomis Partners announce agreements for 23 community solar gardens (Oct. 25, 2019)

REMINDER: Open house for future Elk River ‘169 Redefine’ freeway project on Tuesday, Oct. 29 (Oct. 25, 2019)

All lanes and sidewalks open on Hwy 27 in Little Falls (Oct. 24, 2019)

All lanes on Hwy 25 open between Buffalo and Montrose (Oct. 24, 2019)

MnDOT offers schools, communities funding to develop Safe Routes to School programs (Oct. 24, 2019)

Pedestrian crashes, fatalities increase during fall months (Oct. 22, 2019)

Community invited to celebrate the opening of Hwy 27 in Little Falls on Oct. 22 (Oct. 21, 2019)

Open house for future Reduced Conflict Intersection at Hwy 23 and Benton County Road 8 on Oct. 30 (Oct. 17, 2019)

Area farmers to harvest this weekend along Hwy 238 near Albany (Oct. 16, 2019)

Media Day at MnDOT snowplow operator training planned for Wednesday, Oct. 23 (Oct. 16, 2019)

All lanes open on Highway 10 in Wadena, project resumes in spring 2020 (Oct. 10, 2019)

$26.3 million in FAA grants will improve airport infrastructure in 14 Minnesota communities (Oct. 10, 2019)

All lanes open on Highway 4 between Sauk Centre and Paynesville (Oct. 9, 2019)

Lane closures begin on Interstate 94 from Monticello to Clearwater Oct. 14 (Oct. 9, 2019)

MnDOT releases new statewide Truck Parking Study (Oct. 8, 2019)

Open house set for future Elk River ‘169 Redefine’ freeway project Oct. 29 (Oct. 8, 2019)

Single-lane closures on westbound Highway 10 in Motley on Oct. 9 (Oct. 7, 2019)

MnDOT, Cooperative Energy Futures community solar garden completed, producing electricity in downtown Minneapolis (Oct. 7, 2019)

Expect delays on Highway 95 in Cambridge Oct. 7-28 (Oct. 4, 2019)

Interstate 94 reduced to a single lane at Highway 23 interchange in Waite Park beginning October 7 (Oct. 4, 2019)

Hwy 210 reopens to motorists from Brainerd to Ironton (Oct. 2, 2019)

ABC Ramps and Mobility Hubs’ new carpool program expands commuters’ flexible travel options (Oct. 1, 2019)

MnDOT announces availability of $6.2 million in grants for local community projects (Oct. 1, 2019)

Open house to focus on future Hwy 12 project in Waverly Oct. 16 (Sept. 30, 2019)

MnDOT encourages schools, communities to participate in Walk and Bike to School Day Oct. 2 (Sept. 30, 2019)

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during harvest season (Sept. 25, 2019)

Due to delays, crews will replace Highway 18 bridge in 2020 (Sept. 24, 2019)

MnDOT releases Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota (Sept. 18, 2019)

MnDOT announces new central Minnesota public affairs coordinator (Sept. 13, 2019)

Open house to focus on future Highway 12 project in Montrose Sept. 23 (Sept. 13, 2019)

Open house set for future Highway 371 Brainerd Lakes Area access improvement plans in Baxter on Sept. 24 (Sept. 12, 2019)

Open house on Sept. 18 focuses on two future road projects in Elk River (Sept. 10, 2019)

Open house set for Highway 10 reconstruction, improvement project in Wadena on Sept. 24 (Sept. 9, 2019)

Lane closures on Hwy 371 between Nisswa and Brainerd for micro-surfacing project (Sept. 6, 2019)

City of Montrose will resurface and upgrade utilities on Hwy 25 (Sept. 5, 2019)

County Road 159 bridge over Interstate 94 in Collegeville reopens (Sept. 4, 2019)

Hwy 47 closes south of Aitkin to repair culvert Tuesday, Sept. 10 (Sept. 3, 2019)

Motorists urged to use caution on highways during Labor Day weekend, beginning of school year (Aug. 29, 2019)

Hwy 6 opens in north Crosby Friday evening, Aug. 16 (Aug. 15, 2019)

Highway 27 in east Little Falls will open soon (Aug. 14, 2019)

300 bicyclists to tour north central Minnesota Aug. 15-18 (Aug. 13, 2019)

Expect increased congestion on Brainerd Lakes Area roads Aug. 15–18 (Aug. 12, 2019)

Highway 10 detour in Wadena begins Aug. 19 (Aug. 12, 2019)

Highway 47 closes north of Malmo Aug. 26, detour goes along north Mille Lacs Lake in Aitkin County (Aug. 9, 2019)

2018-19 winter costs MnDOT $133 million (Aug. 7, 2019)

Highway 25 detour begins between Buffalo and Montrose Aug. 14 (Aug. 6, 2019)

Plan for delays as crews improve access at the Interstate 94/Highway 23 interchange in Waite Park (Aug. 5, 2019)

Cypress Drive opens Aug. 2 between Hastings Road and Highway 210 in Baxter (Aug. 1, 2019)

All lanes open on Highway 55 Maple Lake to Buffalo Aug. 1 (July 31, 2019)

All lanes open, detour lifts on Highway 15 St. Augusta to Kimball (July 25, 2019)

UPDATE: Fuller Lake Rest Area along westbound I-94 remains closed to all users until July 29 (July 24, 2019)

Plan for lane closures with delays on Highway 6 near Emily, Outing (July 24, 2019)

First new Highway 27 segment opens in Little Falls (July 22, 2019)

All lanes open on Highway 210 in Brainerd (July 17, 2019)

Both eastbound Highway 210 lanes open over the bridge in Brainerd (July 16, 2019)

Westbound Highway 210 in Brainerd remains closed (July 15, 2019)

Fuller Lake Rest Area along westbound I-94, near Clearwater will close for improvements July 18 (July 15, 2019)

Westbound Highway 210 in Brainerd remains closed (July 15, 2019)

Ginnaty named District Engineer for MnDOT District 3 (July 15, 2019)

Westbound Highway 210 closed near the Mississippi River in Brainerd (July 14, 2019)

Camp Ripley to temporarily close Hwy 115 to use the rail line July 12-26 (July 12, 2019)

Overnight lane closures on Hwy 210 at Cypress Drive, Baxter July 15–19 (July 11, 2019)

Interested in drones? MnDOT urges potential users to watch video series before they fly (July 11, 2019)

‘Continuous green’ intersection opens at Hwy 65/107 near Braham (July 3, 2019)

Eastbound lane closure and detour on I-94 near Alexandria scheduled for July 8 (July 1, 2019)

Traveling for the July 4 holiday? MnDOT urges motorists to use caution in work zones (July 1, 2019)

Hwy 210 closes, detours between Brainerd and Ironton July 8–October (June 27, 2019)

Hwy 6 detour begins in north Crosby July 8 (June 27, 2019)

Hwy 4 detour between Sauk Centre and Paynesville begins July 8 (June 26, 2019)

Hwy 55 work, detour begins near Paynesville July 8 (June 26, 2019)

Single-lane closures on eastbound Hwy 10 in Motley June 28 (June 26, 2019)

Southbound Hwy 65 south of Isanti to close and detour overnight June 19 (June 19, 2019)

MnDOT to light I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis in yellow, orange June 17 to kick off National Pollinator Week (June 17, 2019)

Southbound Hwy 65 south of Isanti to experience delays as the road closes overnight June 19 (June 14, 2019)

Crews to install a temporary mini roundabout in Deerwood (June 14, 2019)

Lane closures with delays begin on Hwy 371 Jenkins to Backus June 17 (June 13, 2019)

Sherburne CR 45 roundabout construction west of Hwy 169 in Princeton begins June 17 (June 13, 2019)

MnDOT awards $1 million in Safe Routes to School local coordinator grants (June 12, 2019)

Hwy 27 closes, work extends to the west side of Little Falls June 13 (June 10, 2019)

Open houses set June 17 and 19 for roadwork projects that begin soon on Hwy 4 and Hwy 55 in Stearns/Kandiyohi counties (June 10, 2019)

Watch for crews working along Business Highway 371/South Sixth Street in Brainerd (June 3, 2019)

June 4 open house in Crosby will provide details on Highway 210 Brainerd to Ironton construction, detour (June 3, 2019)

Hwy 210 detour, closure begins in Aitkin Wednesday, June 5 (May 30, 2019)

Hwy 55 detour, work shifts eastward between Maple Lake and Buffalo Monday, June 3 (May 30, 2019)

Public urged to provide feedback on strategies to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses (May 30, 2019)

MnDOT installs signs marking new Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byway (May 29, 2019)

Hwy 10 lane closures, work near Bluffton, Wadena begins June 3 (May 28, 2019)

Hwy 10 lane closures, work near Bluffton, Wadena begins June 3 (May 24, 2019)

Lane closures, delays begin on Hwy 10 Clear Lake to Big Lake after Memorial Day, May 28 (May 24, 2019)

Central Minnesota Freight Forum May 31 in St. Cloud (May 24, 2019)

MnDOT releases annual sustainability report (May 24, 2019)

Expect delays at Interstate 94/County Road 159 interchange near Collegeville beginning June 3 (May 22, 2019)

Motorists are urged to use caution in work zones during Memorial Day weekend (May 22, 2019)

Hwy 71 through Sauk Centre lanes close, resurfacing begins June 3 (May 21, 2019)

June 4 open house in Crosby will provide details on 2019 Hwy 210 Brainerd-to-Ironton construction project, detour (May 21, 2019)

Southbound Hwy 65 near Isanti lane closures, detour, cancelled until further notice (May 20, 2019)

Interstate 94 Albany to Sauk Centre lanes close May 21-June 7 (May 17, 2019)

Southbound Hwy 65 lanes close south of Isanti for several days ahead of detour, week of May 20 (May 16, 2019)

Prescribed fire scheduled today near Hwy 23 from Richmond to Cold Spring (May 13, 2019)

Segments of Hwy 24 Clearwater to Annandale reduced to single lane beginning May 14 (May 10, 2019)

Interstate 94 in Monticello reduced to single lane overnight beginning May 14 (May 10, 2019)

Hwy 55 lanes close intermittently in Maple Lake beginning May 13 (May 9, 2019)

Hwy 27 bridge opens, short detour east of Mississippi River in Little Falls begins May 11 (May 8, 2019)

MnDOT asks motorists, farm equipment operators to safely share the road during planting season (May 8, 2019)

MnDOT urges anglers to plan ahead before heading out for fishing opener (May 7, 2019)

Minnesota schools to celebrate National Bike to School Day May 8 (May 6, 2019)

MnDOT receives Rosa Parks award for promoting women-and minority-owned small businesses (May 1, 2019)

Interstate 94 Collegeville to Osakis segments reduced to single lane beginning April 30 (April 30, 2019)

Meire Grove motorists invited to learn details about 2021 Highway 4 project at open house May 8 (April 30, 2019)

MnDOT honors fallen transportation workers during Worker Memorial Day (April 26, 2019)

Southbound Hwy 169 in Elk River closed due to crash (April 25, 2019)

Hwy 15 St. Augusta to Kimball closes beginning May 6 (April 23, 2019)

MnDOT awards $2.3 million in Safe Routes to School grants (April 22, 2019)

Applications open for Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles (April 22, 2019)

Hwy 27 bridge in Little Falls closes April 29 (April 18, 2019)

Hwy 55 Annandale to Maple Lake closes, detour begins April 29 (April 17, 2019)

Hwy 65 at Hwy 107 near Braham reduced to single lane beginning April 29 (April 17, 2019)

Hwy 169 south of Garrison reduced to single lane beginning April 29 (April 17, 2019)

MnDOT sees $7 million benefit from Adopt a Highway volunteers in 2018 (April 15, 2019)

No travel advised expanded to all state roads in Stearns County (April 11, 2019)

No travel advised on Interstate 94 in Stearns County (April 11, 2019)

Eastbound Interstate 94 between Albertville, Monticello now open (April 11, 2019)

Eastbound Interstate 94 closed between Albertville, Monticello (April 11, 2019)

Public invited to learn about Highway 107/65 “continuous-green T intersection” at construction open house in Braham April 25 (April 11, 2019)

MnDOT urges motorists to plan ahead for pending snow storm (April 10, 2019)

MnDOT urges driver safety as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 8, 2019)

Tree removal on Hwy 27, city streets in Little Falls begins April 15 (April 5, 2019)

MnDOT announces 2019 state road construction projects (April 4, 2019)

MnDOT urges motorists to use emergency notification system signs at railroad crossings (March 26, 2019)

Highway 27 Little Falls construction project open houses set for April 4 (March 25, 2019)

MnDOT announces 2019 state aviation art contest winners (March 22, 2019)

Belgrade-Brooten area motorists invited to learn details about 2021 Highway 55 project at two open houses (March 19, 2019)

MnDOT public meeting to discuss using blowing snow control on upcoming road project (March 19, 2019)

Shoulders close while crews clear trees at Highway 65/107 intersection near Braham March 21–22 (March 18, 2019)

Highway 55 Annandale to Buffalo lanes close intermittently March 18-19 (March 15, 2019)

Highway 10 in Becker reduced to single lane, overnight freezing expected (March 15, 2019)

Water on roads creates driving hazards in central Minnesota (March 14, 2019)

Winter load increases end for south, southeast, metro and central frost zones; spring load restrictions start for south, southeast and metro frost zones (March 13, 2019)

St. Francis High School students learn real-world skills while fabricating snowplow components for MnDOT (March 13, 2019)

Residents invited to learn about 2019 Hwy 55 Annandale-to-Buffalo construction plans at three open houses (March 8, 2019)

POSTPONED: Interstate 94 reduced to single lane in Albertville, St. Michael, March 6 (March 5, 2019)

March 19 open house will provide details on 2019 Hwy 15 St. Augusta-to-Kimball construction project, detour (March 4, 2019)

Interstate 94 reduced to single lane in Albertville, St. Michael, March 4 (March 1, 2019)

Eastbound Interstate 94 closed at Highway 4 near Sauk Centre (Feb. 20, 2019)

Heavy snow creates hazardous driving conditions in Central Minnesota (Feb. 20, 2019)

Minnesota provides vision for electric vehicle development (Feb. 14, 2019)

MnDOT exceeds 2018 On-the-Job Training program goal (Feb. 12, 2019)

Low visibility and compaction create difficult driving in Central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows (Feb. 4, 2019)

MnDOT commissioner announces new leadership team (Jan. 30, 2019)

Interstate 94 Albertville-to-Clearwater open house in Monticello postponed to Feb. 4 (Jan. 28, 2019)

Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 Jan. 26, during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake (Jan. 25, 2019)

MnDOT completes five-year study on speed limits (Jan. 23, 2019)

Winter truck load increases begin Jan. 18 for metro, south, southeast frost zones (Jan. 17, 2019)

Interstate 94 Albertville-to-Clearwater open house set for Jan. 29 (Jan. 16, 2019)

MnDOT to start improvements to I-94 between Maple Grove, Clearwater this summer (Jan. 15, 2019)

MnDOT funds three rail service improvement projects (Jan. 4, 2019)

MnDOT launches truck parking technology to help drivers find safe parking spaces (Jan. 4, 2019)