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Tourists Flock To Gawk At Massive Highway Bridge Projects

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.

08/01/2015

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Weekend Road Work Closes Parts Of I-394, I-94

Drivers in the Twin Cities will need plenty of patience navigating road construction this weekend. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 394 have shifted into the HOV lanes.

08/01/2015

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MnDOT: WB I-394 To Reopen Friday In Downtown Mpls.

The mainlines of westbound Interstate 394 will reopen Friday between downtown Minneapolis and Golden Valley — helping to ease traffic from Minneapolis’ Aquatennial events and the Minnesota Twins’ series against the New York Yankees. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the westbound mainline and HOV/Reversible lanes will open at 5 a.m. between on I-394 between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/23/2015

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Tough Rush Hour Expected As Construction Begins On Eastbound I-394

Headaches start Monday morning for drivers who use Interstate 394 as part of their commute. The three westbound lanes of I-394 have been closed and all westbound traffic has been shifted onto the eastbound HOV lanes between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/13/2015

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Twin Cities Commuters Brace For Major Weekend Traffic On I-394

A perfect storm of hellish traffic conditions will be sure to slow down commuters Friday evening.

07/10/2015

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MnDOT Begins $31M Expansion Of Hwy 14 From North Mankato To Nicollet

The $31 million expansion of Highway 14 from Nicollet to North Mankato has officially begun, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Monday.

07/06/2015

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Asphalt Truck Rollover Crash Snarls Traffic On Hwy 169

The accident happened around 1:14 p.m. Friday when the truck hit the guardrail and spilled asphalt on the highway as it rolled over.

06/27/2015

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Speed Limit Gets A Bump Between Woodbury & Wis. Border

The stretch of Interstate 94 between the Interstate 494-Interstate 694 slip will be boosted to 70 miles per hour this week. The nine-mile stretch had been maxed out at 65 mph, but following the results of a speed study, the Minnesota Department of Transportation elected to bump the speed limit up.

06/15/2015

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Northbound Hwy 100 To Close Between Hwy 62, I-394

Construction on the Canadian Pacific Railway Bridge in St. Louis Park is closing northbound Highway 100 between Golden Valley and Edina this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says northbound Hwy 100 will be closed from 9 p.m. on June 5 until 5 a.m. on June 8.

06/02/2015

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MnDOT Testing Quieter ‘Rumble Strips’

You know that familiar sound, the one that jolts you to attention whenever your vehicle starts to stray toward the highway shoulder. Now, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is studying quieter rumble strips.

05/27/2015

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MnDOT: Slow Down In Construction Zones Over Memorial Day Weekend

If you’re going to be out driving over Memorial Day Weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to remind you to slow down when you’re going through construction zones.

05/21/2015

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MnDOT Alerts Traffic Congestion Growing In Metro Area

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that traffic congestion is on the rise in the Twin Cities. According to MnDOT, the amount of congested freeways grew to 21.1 percent in 2014, compared to 19.9 percent in 2013.

05/07/2015

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Eastbound Highway 5 To Close For Overnight Construction

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that eastbound Highway 5 between Fort Snelling and St. Paul will close overnight Thursday and Friday while crews remove an abandoned water main from the bridge.

04/27/2015

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Hwy 100 Closing For Weekend Construction In St. Louis Park

Crews are working to widen the highway to put three lanes in each direction. MnDOT says families living near the project will hear noise and vibration during the overnight hours.

04/17/2015

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Connect The Dots: Minnesota City Gets Umlauts Back On Signs

Minnesota’s Great Umlaut Crisis is over — and without Gov. Mark Dayton having to use his paint and brushes.

04/16/2015

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MnDOT Reopens I-94 After Scheduled Construction Finishes Early

Despite a scheduled construction closure, a major highway between the Twin Cities is open in both directions Saturday evening.

04/11/2015

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Parts Of Interstates 94 And 494 Closed This Weekend

Parts of two major freeways are closed this weekend, complicating travel for motorists in the Twin Cities. Interstate 94 in St. Paul is closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E so that Xcel Energy crews can relocate power lines in the area. The posted detour routes motorists onto Highway 36.

04/11/2015

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I-94 Closing In St. Paul This Weekend

Motorists in the Twin Cities are losing a number of main thoroughfares in the metro area this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Interstate 94 will be closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E.

04/10/2015

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Highway 169 Reopened Near Lake Mille Lacs After Ice Heave

A busy stretch of road in northern Minnesota is back open after an ice heave shut it down Wednesday night. Highway 169 near Garrison is known for many things, including their close proximity to Lake Mille Lacs.

04/09/2015

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MnDOT: Adopt A Highway Volunteers Save Minn. $7M

Volunteers for Adopt a Highway saved the state of Minnesota roughly $7 million last year in cleaning costs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT said volunteers with the program picked up 970,000 pounds of liter in 2014.

04/01/2015

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Dayton Calls For Statewide Plan To Synchronize Traffic Lights

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is asking state lawmakers to fund a statewide plan to synchronize traffic lights to ease congestion. Twin Cities motorists spend 63 hours a year sitting in traffic, according to a recent study of traffic congestion, among the worst in the country.

03/31/2015

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Winter Litterers Blamed For Millions In Road Clean-Up Costs

Minnesota’s early snow melt means a rapid start to a messy job this time of year — picking up roadside trash.

03/30/2015

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MnDOT: Highway 610 Construction Project Underway In Maple Grove

With the warmer weather comes construction season in Minnesota. On Monday, The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that construction has begun on an expansion of Highway 610 between Elm Creek Boulevard and Interstate 94 in Maple Grove.

03/30/2015

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MnDOT: More Than 300K Live Within Evacuation Limits On Oil Train Routes

A recent study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation said more than 300,000 Minnesotans live within evacuation limits of the route that oil-carrying trains take from North Dakota through Minnesota.

03/19/2015

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Review Launched For Rochester-Twin Cities High-Speed Rail

Government agencies have launched the first phase of an environmental review for the proposed Zip Rail high-speed railroad between the Twin Cities and Rochester. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the review will look at the social, economic and environmental impacts of eight potential routes, as well of not building the project.

03/16/2015

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