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

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General news

Public meeting is April 29 for Highway 61 paving project in Red Wing (April 23, 2014)

Open house for Hwy 14 improvement options in New Ulm April 29 (April 21, 2015)

Public invited to attend meeting about Phase II of the Hwy 169 Cross-Range Expressway (April 20, 2015)

Spring truck weight restrictions end April 22 for south, southeast, metro frost zones (April 17, 2015)

Open house for Hwy 12 project from Kerkhoven to Pennock set for April 27 (April 16, 2015)

Open house for Highway 23 expansion set for April 28 in Hawick (April 16, 2015)

MnDOT replaces lost Lindstrom umlauts (April 16, 2015)

Letter to the Editor: Community Events near Railroad Crossings (April 15, 2015)

Open house is Thursday for Hwy 63 construction projects in Rochester (April 13, 2015)

MnDOT announces 2015 state road construction program (April 2, 2015)

MnDOT kicks off 2015 construction season (April 1, 2015)

MnDOT offers tips on renting limousines, party buses for events (April 1, 2015)

Public Meeting for Highway 197 improvements in Bemidji set for April 8 (April 1, 2015)

Adopt a Highway volunteers save state more than $7 million in 2014 (April 1, 2015)

Public invited to information meeting for Marshall area highway construction projects April 2 (March 30, 2015)

Pedal Minnesota State Bicycle Conference set for May 4-5 (March 30, 2015)

Demolition to begin on acquired buildings for Winona Bridge project (March 26, 2015)

MnDOT plans aerial photo work in west central Minnesota (March 25, 2015)

MnDOT plans aerial photo work in northwest Minnesota (March 23, 2015)

Oil-carrying trains travel near many Minnesotans (March 19, 2015)

MnDOT seeks public input on Area Transportation Improvement Program Plan (March 18, 2015)

Information meetings set March 30 on Interstate 35, Hwy 14 projects in Owatonna (March 18, 2015)

Public open house planned for I-94 construction project in Rogers, St. Michael March 25 (March 18, 2015)

Open house for Hwy 169 project scheduled for March 31 (March 17, 2015)

Rochester-Twin Cities high-speed rail begins Environmental Impact Statement work (March 16, 2015)

MnDOT transit report points to growing needs, funding gaps (March 12, 2015)

MnDOT awards $1 million in Safe Routes to School grants (March 12, 2015)

MnDOT plans aerial photo work in south central Minnesota (March 11, 2015)

Open House for I-394 project set for March 18 (March 11, 2015)

MnDOT plans aerial photo work in southwest Minnesota (March 11, 2015)

Speed limit to increase on Hwy 32 in northwest Minnesota (March 11, 2015)

Spring weight restrictions for trucks begin March 13 for North-Central, North frost zones (March 9, 2015)

Statewide student aviation art contest winners announced (March 6, 2015)

Spring truck weight restrictions begin March 11 for south, southeast, metro frost zones, and March 12 for central zone (March 6, 2015)

Speed limit to increase on some Minnesota highways (Feb. 27, 2015)

Public invited to learn plans for two Hwy 25 projects at Open House (Feb. 25, 2015)

Rochester public meeting set on MnDOT’s State Rail Plan (Feb. 20, 2015)

Open house for Highway 23 passing lanes project set for Feb. 24 in Granite Falls (Feb. 18, 2015)

MnDOT Safe Routes to School grants support 101 Minnesota schools (Feb. 10, 2015)

Hwy 169 Mankato – St. Peter flood project meetings (Feb. 9-10) include detour information (Feb. 5, 2015)

Zip Rail project seeks Community Advisory Committee members (Feb. 4, 2015)

Three open houses scheduled for construction on I-494 and surrounding highways (Feb. 2, 2015)

MnDOT appoints University of Minnesota professor as first Scholar-in-Residence (Jan. 30, 2015)

MnDOT seeks public input for statewide bicycle system plan (Jan. 29, 2015)

MnDOT meetings on Hwy 169 Mankato – St. Peter flood mitigation Feb. 9-10 (Jan. 22, 2015)

Safety funds identified for Hwy 14 Eagle Lake access improvements (Jan. 21, 2015)

Open House for Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue project set for January 26 (Jan. 20, 2015)

Agencies release Final Scoping Decision document for Rochester-Twin Cities high-speed rail (Jan. 20, 2015)

MnDOT latest bid package for construction of new Winona Bridge (Jan. 14, 2015)

MnDOT seeks public input on State Rail Plan (Jan. 14, 2015)

Unmanned aircraft systems must follow safety guidelines (Jan. 13, 2015)

Open house for Hwy 23 expansion set for Jan. 27 in Hawick (Jan. 13, 2015)

Winter load increases begin Jan. 12 for metro, south and southeast frost zones (Jan. 9, 2015)

Open House for Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue project set for January 26 (Jan. 8, 2015)

MnDOT study prioritizes rail safety improvements (Dec. 31, 2014)

Construction and road conditions

Traffic changes for Highway 61 northbound at Dresbach Bridge begin April 29 (April 24, 2015)

I-535 temporary ramp closures scheduled April 28, 29 in Duluth (April 24, 2015)

Major I-35E closures begin the week of April 27 (April 22, 2015)

Hwy 101 lanes to close in Rogers Thursday, April 23 (April 22, 2015)

Northbound I-35W exit to Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis closing April 25 (April 22, 2015)

Stillwater Lift Bridge 2015 schedule starts today (April 22, 2015)

Hwy 75 in Luverne under construction beginning May 11 (April 21, 2015)

Hwys 5, 19 and 22 in Gaylord construction resumes May 4 (April 21, 2015)

Construction on rural segments of Old Hwy 14 begin in early May (April 21, 2015)

Hwy 371/210 intersection improvement project in Baxter begins April 27 (April 20, 2015) 

Red Wing Highway 61 (Main Street) Project construction set to start (April 20, 2015)

Highway 212/23 lane closures in Granite Falls begin April 27   (April 20, 2015)

I-35 off-peak lane closures begin in Chisago County on April 22 (April 17, 2015)

Overhead signs in downtown Crookston along Highway 2 to be replaced April 20-23 (April 17, 2015)

Highway 26 bridge replacement south of Brownsville begins April 20 (April 17, 2015)

Postponed: I-94 lane closures from St. Michael to Monticello (Updated April 17, 2015) 

New detours and ramp closures on Hwy 100 in St. Louis Park begin April 20 (April 17, 2015)

Hwy 74  to reopen Friday from Beaver to Weaver in Whitewater Wildlife Area (April 16, 2015)

Weight restrictions on Highway 169 Elm Creek bridges in Champlin begin April 16 (April 16, 2015)

Hwy 60 Mountain Lake to Butterfield starts May 11 (April 15, 2015)

I-90 Wells to Alden construction begins May 5 (April 15, 2015)

County Road 47 at I-494 in Plymouth closing April 20-late May (April 15, 2015)

Hwy 197 Project from 23rd Avenue to Hannah Avenue in Bemidji begins April 15 (April 14, 2015)

Lane closures on Hwy 371 between Baxter, Pine River begin April 20 (April 14, 2015)

Weekend closure of Hwy 100 and Hwy 7 ramp begins April 17 (April 13, 2015)

Hwy 34 detour between I-94, Hwy 59 begins April 20 (April 13, 2015)

I-94 bridge work near Fergus Falls begins April 20 (April 13, 2015)

Hwy 25 overnight lane closures in Monticello begin April 20 (April 13, 2015)

I-94 St. Michael to Monticello reduced to single lane overnight until May 22 (April 13, 2015)

Hwy 52 bridge work will slow traffic, narrow lanes this week (April 13, 2015)

Hwy 59 construction in Marshall begins April 20 (April 13, 2015)

Highway 34 passing lane, intersection improvement project resumes April 20 (April 6, 2015)

Prescribed fires planned along Highway 371, Lake Wobegon Trail (April 10, 2015)

Traffic changes begin as I- 90 Dresbach Bridge project moves to summer season (April 10, 2015)

I-94 lane closures near Monticello, Hasty begin April 13 (April 10, 2015)

Highway 75 lane closures in Canby begin April 13 (April 10, 2015)

Highway 61 road work in White Bear Lake begins April 13 (April 9, 2015)

Hwy 52 ramp closure planned in Rochester to repair guardrail (April 9, 2015)

Correction--Ramps on I-494 in Minnetonka close April 10 and April 12 (April 9, 2015)

Ramps on I-494 in Minnetonka close April 13 (April 8, 2015)

Hwy 25 in Buffalo closes April 13 (April 8, 2015)

Oliver Bridge inspection scheduled between Duluth, Oliver (April 8, 2015)

Wright County Road 111 Bridge spanning Interstate 94 closes April 13 (April 8, 2015)

Reconstruction begins next week on Ramsey County Road E bridge over Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills (April 7, 2015)

Hwy 34 passing lane, intersection improvement project resumes April 13 (April 6, 2015)

I-94 in St. Paul closes April 10-13 (April 6, 2015)

I-35 lane restrictions in Owatonna signal start of construction work (April 6, 2015)

I-94 in Rogers, St. Michael shifts to narrowed temporary lanes with reduced speed limit April 3 (April 3, 2015)

Eastbound lane closure on the I-90 Dresbach Bridge planned for Monday (April 3, 2015)

Weekend closure of northbound I-494 begins April 10 (April 3, 2015)

Motorists advised to plan ahead when traveling Highway 10, Highway 15 in St. Cloud area this summer (April 3, 2015)

Hwy 5 bridge deck reconstruction in St. Paul, Fort Snelling begins April 13 (April 3, 2015)

Crash closes Hwy 7 between Silver Lake and Lester Prairie (April 1, 2015)

Spring sweeping project scheduled in Duluth (March 31, 2015)

Hwy 14 construction resumes week of April 6 (March 30, 2015)

Hwy 610 construction ramps up this week in Maple Grove (March 30, 2015)

I-90 lane closures planned as Dresbach Bridge prepares for construction season (March 26, 2015)

Hwy 10 lane, ramp closures in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud (March 26, 2015)

MnDOT to construct roundabout at junction of Hwy 7 and Hwy 71 (March 24, 2015)

Road construction season at Dresbach Bridge includes work zone safety reminder (March 24, 2015)

Westbound I-90 lane closures planned March 24 at Dresbach Bridge (March 23, 2015)

Weekend closure of Highway 100 begins March 27 (March 19, 2015)

Hwy 10 lane, ramp closures in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud begin March 23 (March 18, 2015)

Highway 74 temporarily closed north of Beaver in Whitewater Wildlife Area (March 18, 2015)

I-90 lane closures planned this week at Dresbach Bridge (March 17, 2014)

Minnetonka Boulevard Bridge in St. Louis Park closes March 19 (March 13, 2015)

I-90 lane closure planned for concrete pour on Dresbach Bridge (March 12, 2015)

Flashing yellow arrows for Hwy 22 traffic in Mankato activated March 18 (March 10, 2015)

I-94 work from Rogers to St. Michael resumes (March 9, 2015)

Hwy 212 in Eden Prairie closing March 13–16 (March 9, 2015)

Lane closures on Hwy 65 in NE Minneapolis begin March 10 (March 6, 2015)

MnDOT selects two contractors for Hwy 53 relocation project (March 6, 2015)

Public invited to review and comment on Winona Bridge site plans (March 4, 2015)

Rescheduled: Southbound I-35E ramp, lane closures begin March 4 (March 3, 2015)

Contract for new bridge, roadway construction awarded for Winona Bridge project (March 3, 2015)

I-90 lane closure schedule for concrete girder delivery at Dresbach Bridge (Feb. 27, 2015)

Vehicles crash into three MnDOT snowplows in three hours--southeastern Minnesota (Feb. 25, 2015)

Lane shift on Highway 10 in Wadena begins Feb. 23 (Feb. 20, 2015)

Hwy 63 reopened south of Stewartville (Feb. 11, 2015)

Hwy 63 temporarily closed for crash investigation south of Stewartville (Feb. 11, 2015)

Hwy 11 patching through Warroad to occur Feb. 5 (Feb. 4, 2015)

I-90 steel girder delivery at Dresbach Bridge delayed because of weather (Feb. 3, 2015)

Hwy 169 shoulder and lane closures in Vineland Feb. 9-27 (Jan. 29, 2015)

I-90 traffic slowdowns planned during steel girder delivery at Dresbach Bridge (Jan. 29, 2015)

Temporary southbound I-35E ramp to 12th Street opens Jan. 16 (Jan. 15, 2015)

Hwy 61 traffic signal in Goodview will be flashing red during electrical repairs (Jan. 15, 2015)

St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul closes January 14 (Jan. 13, 2015)

Blowing snow creates difficult driving conditions (Jan. 8, 2015)

MnDOT advising no travel in parts of west central and southwestern Minnesota (Jan. 8, 2015)

Hwy 19 closed temporarily between Marshall and Vesta (Jan. 8, 2015)

MnDOT closing highways in SW Minnesota (Jan. 8, 2015)

MnDOT advises no travel in southeastern Minnesota due to blowing snow (Jan. 8, 2015)

Blowing snow creates hazardous conditions in northwestern Minnesota (Jan. 8, 2015)

MnDOT advising no unnecessary travel tonight (Jan. 8, 2015)

MnDOT advising no unnecessary travel tonight (Jan. 6, 2015)

MnDOT plans for Hwy 59 at Iowa border impact drain tiles (Jan. 6, 2015)

Hwy 23 stream restoration begins January 5, 2015 (Dec. 30, 2014)

Hwy 101/169 ramp to Hwy 10 in Elk River closes Wednesday, Dec. 31 (Dec. 29, 2014)