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Driver Arrested After Striking MnDOT Worker

A driver was taken into custody after striking a worker with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Interstate 94 Sunday evening. The crash happened near 42nd Avenue South in Minneapolis, the State Patrol said. The worker was clearing debris from the road when he or she was struck.

11/04/2013

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MnDOT Worker Struck On I-94

A Minnesota Department of Transportation worker suffered non-life threatening injuries after being struck on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis Sunday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

11/03/2013

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MnDOT Blesses Faster Travel On Some Minn. Highways

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it’s raising the posted speed limit from 55 miles per hour to 60 along three highways in greater Minnesota. New signs reflecting the higher limits began going up on Monday.

10/22/2013

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State Patrol: Fatal Crash Closes 212 In Eden Prairie

Authorities are on the scene of an apparent fatal crash that has closed Highway 212 in Eden Prairie. Authorities said the crash, which was a head-on collision involving three vehicles and three people, happened just after 8:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes Highway 212 near Eden Prairie Road.

10/04/2013

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Survivors Emotionally Collect Pieces Of Collapsed 35W Bridge

Minnesota transportation officials are distributing remnants of the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed in 2007. MnDOT says the material is being distributed at its Oakdale facility from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Legislation passed this year specifies who’s eligible for the steel and MnDOT says it’s contacted most of those people and groups.

08/28/2013

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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

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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

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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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Snowstorm Dumps 15.5 Inches In Southeastern MN

The calendar has flipped to May, but winter has made a return appearance to southeastern Minnesota where residents are digging out of an unseasonable dump of wet heavy snow.

05/02/2013

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Work Begins On New St. Croix Bridge Project

Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

04/29/2013

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Warm Weather Means Garbage Pick-Up On Roads

Over the weekend we reached the upper 70s and low 80s. Plenty of people took advantage of the great weather. But there’s an ugly side to spring now that the snow has melted: trash.

04/29/2013

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MnDOT To Motorists: Please Use the ‘Zipper Merge’

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again urging motorists to “do the zipper merge” in construction zones.

04/26/2013

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I-94 Near Barnesville Reopens After Crash Involving Semis

Authorities say Interstate 94 in northwestern Minnesota was reopened to traffic Monday morning after a crash involving three semi-trucks.

04/15/2013

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