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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.

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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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Warmer Weather Could Mean Extra Cash For MnDOT

Minnesota’s Department of Transportation is hoping the warmer weather over the next couple of weeks marks the end of winter weather. This winter is a big contrast to last year’s unusually harsh winter that forced MnDOT to blow past its budget by tens of millions of dollars.

03/07/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Paying for Bikeways

For the better part of the past decade, the Twin Cities has been heralded as one of the best areas in the nation for cyclists, despite six months of frigid temperatures, icy roads and corrosive salt. As the popularity of cycling continues to grow, government agencies from the feds down have increased spending on bicycling infrastructure and upkeep. Every year it seems as if miles of new black ribbon open up to enthusiastic riders.

03/06/2015

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Many What-Ifs Fill Project List For Dayton Roads Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation offered more details Monday about a project list that would sprout from Gov. Mark Dayton’s $6 billion road-funding request, providing wide-ranging estimates to arrive at the need.

03/02/2015

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Speed Limit To Increase On 2-Lane Highways In North, West Minn.

Do you have the need for speed? Well, you’re in luck! In the next few weeks roughly 340 miles of highways in northern and western Minnesota will get higher speed limits, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

02/27/2015

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3 MnDOT Plows Hit On SE Minn. Roads Wednesday Morning

At least one person was injured Wednesday morning when three Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows were rear ended. MnDOT officials say the accidents occurred within three hours of each other on roads in the southeastern part of the state. Visibility has been an issue on these roads due to windy conditions and light-weight snow.

02/25/2015

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MnDOT Gears Up For Pothole Season

Pothole season in Minnesota usually starts at the end of February, and that time has come. But as our winter has been mild, this year may not be as bad. MnDOT hopes our mild winter continues, because the less snow and ice, the more attention they can give to potholes.

02/23/2015

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Despite Mild Temperatures, Potholes Still Cost Big Money In Minnesota

Peak pothole season usually starts at the end of February, and last year’s brutal winter left a big and expensive pothole problem. Even though this year is milder, we’re likely to see lots of potholes popping up in the next couple of months.

02/22/2015

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Dayton Heads Out On Transportation Roadshow

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his pitch for new road construction money on the road. Dayton was headed Wednesday to Mankato to drum up local support for a transportation proposal he put before lawmakers.

02/18/2015

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Gov. Dayton Dangles Road Projects To Be Built Under His Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton says his transportation funding proposal would result in 600 road-and-bridge improvement projects across the state.

02/17/2015

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