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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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More Road Closures To Affect Weekend Traffic

In case you weren’t already keeping track of enough detours around the Twin Cities, get ready to add another potential headache to the pile. Starting Friday at 10 p.m., eastbound traffic on Interstate 394 shifts into two HOV lanes so crews can do pavement work between Highway 100 in Golden Valley and Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.

07/31/2015

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Talking Points: Is There Too Much Construction In The West Metro?

Commuters traveling into downtown Minneapolis from western suburbs will get a break from a project that has created major tie ups the last two weeks.

07/26/2015

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More Closures On Twin Cities Highways This Weekend

There was some relief on the road Friday as westbound 394 in Minneapolis reopened after being reduced to just two lanes for weeks.

07/24/2015

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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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3 West Metro Construction Projects A Pain For Drivers

If you live in the western suburbs, you’ve likely noticed all the road construction. MnDOT has projects on three major roadways right now, and they are creating some headaches for drivers.

07/16/2015

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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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Amtrak: 2nd Daily St. Paul-To-Chicago Train Could Be Popular

A new Amtrak study says adding a second round-trip between St. Paul and Chicago could prove to be popular. The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation as well as La Crosse County in Wisconsin asked Amtrak to conduct the study.

07/04/2015

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Minnesota River Bridge Facelift Means Headache For Drivers

Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.

06/22/2015

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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 Closing I-94 Over The Weekend

More detours are in store for people traveling between Minneapolis and St. Paul. I-94 just shut down in both directions for the weekend.

05/15/2015

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Good Questions: Hot Dogs, Traffic Maps & Social Security Numbers

Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you why hot dogs are called hot dogs, how Google and MnDOT know about traffic conditions and how Social Security numbers are assigned.

05/08/2015

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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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Good Question: Why Does MnDOT Close So Much Roadway?

This weekend, MnDOT will close the six miles of Highway 100 between Highway 62 and I-394 as part of a larger project to widen the road.

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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Good Question: What Are Our Busiest Freeways?

Millions of drivers use metro freeways in Minneapolis and St. Paul every day to get to and from work, run errands or just shuttle around. In fact, MnDOT says the Interstate 35W/Interstate 94 interchange can see up to 180,000 people a day.

04/02/2015

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