Minnesota Department Of Transportation

MnDOT Using Drones To Assist In Bridge InspectionsAs drones become more widely used in everyday life, one state agency is taking these unmanned aerial vehicles to new heights. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is studying how drones can make all of us safer by looking for defects in bridges.
Eviction & Toxic Spray: How MnDOT Cleans Bridges Of The HomelessHomeless Twin Cities residents are regularly evicted from encampments for MnDOT "bridge cleaning."
New MnPASS Lanes Could Be Coming To North MetroThe Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to add new MnPASS lanes in the north metro just outside of the Twin Cities.
Snowplow Drivers, Start Your Engines!Just in time for a summer-like weekend, snowplows will be on the road. Yes, you heard that right, snowplows! More than 100 drivers are starting to practice and train for what this year's winter weather will bring.
Motorists Urged To Safely Share Roads With Farm MachinerySafety officials are urging motorists to safely share the road with farm equipment as the harvest gears up. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says drivers need to watch out for slow-moving farm machinery transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, especially on rural two-lane roads.
Community Leaders Aim To Improve 'Walkability' Of MinnesotaThe Surgeon General is asking Americans to improve their health by walking more, and community leaders in Minnesota are already taking action.
MnDOT/WisDOT: St. Croix Bridge Project Will Not Be Completed On ScheduleThe Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation announced Friday that the new bridge linking Stillwater to Hudson will not be completed on schedule in the Fall of 2016.
MnDOT: I-35E Closed This Weekend In Vadnais Heights AreaA stretch of Interstate 35E in the northeast Twin Cities metro will be closed this weekend while workers replace underground pipes. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says I-35E will be closed between I-694 in Vadnais Heights and Highway 96 in White Bear Lake from 9 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday.
Fatal Crashes Claim 3 Lives In 6 Days On Highway 12In the past six days, three people have lost their lives in crashes on Highway 12. The stretch of highway has been a concern since it opened back in 2008. The number of fatalities forced officials to make changes they hoped would cut down on the number of accidents where vehicles were crossing the center median.
Southbound Highway 100 In Edina Closing FridayMotorists in the Twin Cities should expect delays this weekend as a portion of Highway 100 is closing. The Minnesota Department of Transporation says starting at 10 p.m. Friday, southbound Highway 100 will close over Highway 62.
Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 YearAfter a summer of frustrating road closures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced part of Highway 169 will be closed for up to a year! A stretch of Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, Minnetonka and part of Edina will close in fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017. Lanes in both directions will be closed for the whole year.
Charges: Man Stole MnDOT Truck, Led Police On ChaseA 33-year-old Inver Grove Heights man is accused of stealing a state construction truck, leading authorities on a chase and damaging a squad car in a crash, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.