Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Southwest Minnesota Regional Information

MnDOT District 8

Maintenance operations

Maintenance crews work alongside, and as in the photo below, between moving vehicles.
Please slow down when you approach a work zone and give crews room to work.

A maintenance crew patches roadway in Willmar

Maintenance crew projects

Year round, MnDOT maintenance employees provide maintenance and preservation of Minnesota state highways. Projects include:

  • Snow & ice controlĀ (Anatomy of a winter storm)
  • Repairing potholes
  • Mowing along the highway
  • Guard rail repair
  • Removing debris from the highway
  • Paint striping
  • Patching
  • Shouldering
  • Ditch cleaning
  • Tree and brush clearing

A maintenance crew member mowing the ditch along a state highway.