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News Releases

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

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General news

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

Southbound I-35E ramp, lane closures begin March 2 (Feb. 25, 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)