Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Releases

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

General news

Public meetings for Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project scheduled Feb. 25 in Duluth (Feb. 19, 2019)

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

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

Community meeting scheduled February 27 in Duluth (Feb. 12, 2019)

Additional public meeting on Feb 21 to discuss future projects in Hallock (Feb. 11, 2019)

Open house set for Feb. 13 in Zumbrota for Hwy 52 southbound reconstruction project (Feb. 1, 2019)

MnDOT and partners looking for community feedback as part of Glencoe Transportation Study (Feb. 1, 2019)

Speed limits to increase on Highway 6 between the south junction of Highway 1 and Big Falls (Jan. 31, 2019)

Open house on Feb. 6 for Highway 29 corridor study in Alexandria (Jan. 31, 2019)

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

MnDOT postpones I-94 open house in Maple Grove until Feb. 7 (Jan. 29, 2019)

Open house on Feb. 6 for Highway 29 corridor study in Alexandria (Jan. 29, 2019)

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

Jan. 30 open house for Highways 10 and 75 corridor study in Moorhead postponed due weather (Jan. 28, 2019)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Jan. 28, 2019)

Community members, career seekers, the curious invited to explore the MnDOT Open House Jan. 26 in Duluth (Jan. 25, 2019)

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

MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution around snowplows (Jan. 18, 2019)

Winter truck load increases begin Jan. 18 for metro, south, southeast frost zones (Jan. 17, 2018)

Open house for Hwys 10 and 75 corridor study in Moorhead scheduled for January 30 (Jan. 16, 2019)

Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project open house and project update scheduled January 28 in Duluth (Jan. 16, 2019)

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

Open house on Jan 15 for future construction project in Hallock (Jan. 9, 2018)

Snow fences in west central Minnesota prove to be effective during recent winter storms (Jan. 7, 2019)

MnDOT encourages farmers to join standing corn rows program while planning spring planting (Jan. 7, 2019)

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

MnDOT District 1 Freight Plan open house scheduled Jan. 16 in Duluth (Jan. 4, 2019)

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

New cameras on MnDOT’s 511 system, more southeast Minnesota installations this summer (Jan. 3, 2019)

Construction and road conditions

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)

All plows out clearing snow-covered roads in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 20, 2019)

Heavy snow expected to create hazardous driving conditions in south central Minnesota (Feb. 19, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge girder delivery scheduled for Feb. 16, more deliveries are weather-dependent (Feb. 15, 2019)

Sign installation project on southbound Hwy 33 scheduled Feb. 19, 20 in Cloquet (Feb. 15, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 14, 2019)

Blowing snow and icy conditions creating hazardous driving conditions in SE MN (Feb. 14, 2019)

Blowing snow could create hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 14, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for Hwy 4 from Hwy 212 to Hwy 19 in Renville County (Feb. 14, 2019)

Hwy 200 in Ada closed between Hwy 9 and Fourth Street East (Feb. 13, 2019)

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down due to icy road conditions (Feb. 12, 2019)

Drivers asked to take extra precautions as blowing snow continues over night (Feb. 12, 2019)

MnDOT advises no travel on Interstate 35 from Iowa border to Hwy 30 (Feb. 12, 2019)

MnDOT advises no travel on Hwy 105 from Iowa border to Austin (Feb. 12, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35, local streets evenings Feb. 15, 16 in Duluth (Feb. 12, 2019)

MnDOT reminds public not to push snow on to roads (Feb. 12, 2019)

Roads in southwest Minnesota completely snow covered (Feb. 12, 2019)

Sign installation project on southbound Hwy 33 postponed to Feb. 12, 13 in Cloquet (Feb. 11, 2019)

Hwy 60 closed for 6 hours to remove trailer between Morristown, Waterville (Feb. 9, 2019)

UPDATE: No travel advisory lifted for southwest Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted on highways south central Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for northwest Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

UPDATE: As roads become passable, no travel advisories will be lifted in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 8, 2019)

Hwy 210 and state and federal highways in the following counties Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Wilken are now open (Feb. 8, 2019)

I-94 is now open from Fergus Falls to the North Dakota border (Feb. 8, 2019)

Hwy 10 is now open from Lake Park to Dilworth (Feb. 8, 2019)

MnDOT lifts no travel advisory on I-35 from Iowa border to Faribault (Feb. 7, 2019)

MnDOT advises no travel on I-35 from Iowa border to Faribault (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised on three additional road segments in Renville County (Feb. 7, 2019)

State and Federal hwys closed in Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Travers, and Wilken counties (Feb. 7, 2019)

(UPDATE) No travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised on Hwy 4 between Cosmos and Hector (Feb. 7, 2019)

I-94 closed between Fergus Falls and ND boarder and Hwy 10 closed between Lake Park and Dilworth (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory in southwest Minnesota expands to include all of Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone and Murray counties (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No unnecessary travel advised in south central Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Hwy 210 closed between Fergus Falls and Breckenridge (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory in southwest Minnesota expanded (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory expanded in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advised in portions of southwest Minnesota (Feb. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for Pope County (Feb. 7, 2019)

Heavy snow and winds causing poor visibility across SE Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

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

Blizzard conditions to impact travel throughout southwest Minnesota today (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blizzard conditions to impede travel in south central Minnesota today and tomorrow (Feb. 7, 2019)

Blowing snow creates hazardous driving conditions (Feb. 7, 2019)

Strong winds and blowing snow to impact travel in southern Minnesota (Feb. 6, 2019)

Sign installation project on southbound Hwy 33 scheduled Feb. 11, 12 in Cloquet (Feb. 6, 2019)

Winter Storm Warning issued in NW Minnesota (Feb. 6, 2019)

Second round of snow will continue to impact travel in southwest Minnesota (Feb. 6, 2019)

Blowing snow forecasted for west central Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Feb. 6, 2019)

Roads covered with snow; motorists advised to turn on headlights (Feb. 5, 2019)

Hwy 74 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area reopens after high water closure (Feb. 5, 2019)

Hwy 74 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area closed for high water (Feb. 4, 2019)

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

Traffic delay on Hwy 4 south of Cosmos (Feb. 4, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge girder delivery scheduled for Feb. 1, more deliveries are weather-dependent (Jan. 31, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions, MnDOT advises motorists to slow down (Jan. 30, 2019)

Dangerous temperatures, partially covered highways in southeast Minnesota (Jan. 30, 2019)

Southeast Minnesota snowplows pulled in for five hours overnight, to resume at 4 a.m. (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerously cold temps and blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerously cold temps and blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerous cold, blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions, MnDOT advises motorists to slow down (Jan. 29, 2019)

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions during dangerous cold, blowing snow (Jan. 29, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions, MnDOT advises motorists to slow down (Jan. 29, 2019)

Plows out clearing roads in southwest Minnesota – road salt less effective with bitter cold temperatures (Jan. 28, 2019)

Winter storm warning issued in southeast Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 27, 2019)

Speed limit increases on several Minnesota highways (Jan. 25, 2019)

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

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35/local streets Jan. 25, 26 in Duluth (Jan. 24, 2019)

Strong winds and blowing snow could impact travel in western and southern Minnesota through Thursday (Jan. 23, 2019)

Blizzard warning issued in NW Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 23, 2019)

Blizzard warning for parts of southern Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to be alert (Jan. 23, 2019)

Blizzard warning issued in WC Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 23, 2019)

Traffic on Highway 7 west of Silver Lake restored to two lanes (Jan. 22, 2018)

Traffic on Highway 7 reduced to one lane west of Silver Lake (Jan. 22, 2019)

Red Wing Bridge girder deliveries postponed to Jan. 23 because of snowy weather (Jan. 22, 2019)

Brief daily Hwy 63 traffic delays at Red Wing Bridge begin Jan. 22 for girder unloading (Jan. 18, 2019)

Winter storm warning issued in SE Minnesota, MnDOT reminds drivers to use caution (Jan. 18, 2019)

Brief daily Hwy 63 traffic delays at Red Wing Bridge begin Jan. 21 for girder unloading (Jan. 17, 2019)

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

Hwy 23 south of Jasper opening to one lane (Jan. 14, 2019)

Hwy 23 closed south of Jasper due to crash (Jan. 14, 2019)

Black ice creates dangerous driving conditions (Jan. 14, 2019)

Hwy 14 closed, detoured in Winona for pedestrian-vehicle crash investigation (Jan. 14, 2019)

MnDOT to test aesthetic lighting system on Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks starting next week (Jan. 11, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for west central Minnesota (Jan. 7, 2019)

No travel advisory lifted for portions of west central Minnesota (Jan 7. 2019)

Freezing rain creates hazardous driving conditions (Jan. 6, 2019)

Interstate 35 Forest Lake rest area reopens Jan. 7 (Jan. 4, 2019)

Railroad crossing arms are now functioning on Highway 40 in Milan (Jan. 3, 2019)

Railroad crossing arms are down on Highway 40 in Milan (Jan. 3, 2019)

Heavy traffic expected on Interstate 35, local streets Saturday evening in Duluth (Jan. 1, 2019)

All no-travel advisories lifted for southwest Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)

No-travel advisory lifted for segments of Highways 40, 67, and 75 in southwest Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)

No-travel advisory lifted for Highways 68 and U.S. 75 in southwest Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)

No-travel advisory lifted for west central Minnesota (Jan. 1, 2019)