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Hwy 13 Ramp To I-35W In Burnsville Closed Due To Damage

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has closed the ramp from Highway 13 to northbound Interstate 35W after damage was discovered by crews who were painting the ramp bridge. MnDOT says the closure is a precautionary measure and will allow inspectors to assess damage and determine what repairs are needed.

08/17/2013

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Plenty Of Highway Closures For This Weekend

It appears we are right smack dab in the middle of our least favorite season in Minnesota — construction. As such, a number of road construction projects will tangle up traffic through the weekend.

08/15/2013

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How A Helicopter Could Disrupt Minn. Commutes

For some Minnesota motorists, helicopters could get in the way of the commute this week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning of possible delays along Highway 169 near Belle Plaine because of a power transmission line project.

08/12/2013

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Several Highway Closures Hamper Weekend Travel

Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.

08/11/2013

Aerial View Of Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

Years Later, Minn. Disposing Of I-35W Bridge Steel

In a few weeks, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin parceling out tons of steel from the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge. They’re being guided by a new state law and paying special attention to the requests of survivors from the deadly collapse, which happened six years ago Thursday.

07/31/2013

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MnDOT Freeway Signs To Flash Traffic Death Stats

Digital message signs that currently hang above Minnesota freeways are now being used to encourage good behavior behind the wheel by flashing statistics about the consequences of unsafe driving.

07/16/2013

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MnDOT Begins New Electronic Sign Campaign For Safe Driving

Starting Monday, there will be new messages on those electronic signs above the highways. You’ve seen those digital signs warning motorists about stepped up enforcement of laws on drunk driving and speeding, but MnDOT felt the messages weren’t sinking in.

07/15/2013

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MnDOT App Will Help Drivers Navigate Minn. Roads

Information about Minnesota highway construction, crashes and other road incidents is now just a swipe of your smart phone away with a new app from the state Department of Transportation.

07/14/2013

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Busy Stretch Of Road Work Ahead In Twin Cities

Construction is the big story to start the week as plenty of it around the metro will close some roads and make traffic tighter throughout the metro, some of it for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Starting Monday, get ready for slow going on one of the busiest stretches of highway in the north metro.

06/17/2013

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Volunteers Remove 26,000 Tons Of MN Highway Trash

Minnesota transportation officials say volunteers pick up an estimated 26,000 tons of trash along state highways each year. The Department of Transportation figures the volunteers save the state an estimated $6 million annually.

06/11/2013

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Minn. DOT Warns Bicyclists, Motorists To Be Aware

As the weather gets warmer the Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning motorists and bicyclists to be aware of each other and share the road.

06/09/2013

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Snowy Year Added Up In Minn. Road Salt

Just how snowy was Minnesota’s winter and spring? The road salt tells the tale. The Minnesota Department of Transportation this week tallied the road salt usage for the winter driving season. It came in at more than 304,500 tons.

06/07/2013

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MnDOT Reminder: Warmer Weather, More Bicycles

It’s getting warmer, however slowly, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that warmer temperatures mean more bicyclists will return to the road, so motorists and bicyclists need to share the road safely.

06/06/2013

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Hwy 3 In Rice, Dakota County Re-Opened

Downed power lines have closed Highway 3 at the Rice and Dakota County line, said the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

05/15/2013

Aerial View Of Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

Minn. Prepares To Dispose Of I-35W Bridge Parts

Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for scrap.

05/06/2013

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