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Good Question: Why Are Construction Zones So Lengthy?

She’s still three years away from getting her driver’s license, but Katie Milton already has a good idea of just how slow she can go. And it got her wondering why so much of the road is affected, when just a small portion is being worked on.

07/17/2013

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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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I-35E Down To 1 Lane In Burnsville Starting Sunday

By this time in the season, we’re used to seeing construction cones and detours. Starting Sunday, there’ll be some new changes along 35E. According to MnDOT, crews will shift north and southbound traffic on the freeway between Cedar Avenue and the 35 split. It’ll be single lane, head-to-head traffic for the next two weeks. During that same time, 35-E ramps to County Road 11.

07/06/2013

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Stillwater Life Bridge Now Open To Car, Boat Traffic

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has opened to both car and boat traffic sooner than expected, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge resumed its normal lift schedule at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

06/19/2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Close Wednesday For Repairs

Drivers beware: the Stillwater Lift Bridge is slated to close for a few hours at noon Wednesday.

06/18/2013

Stillwater Lift Bridge

After Cable Snap, Stillwater Lift Bridge Could Be In Down Position For Week

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has been closed after a cable snapped Sunday evening, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT spokesman Kent Barnard says the cable snapped at around 8 p.m. Now, the bridge is in down position and closed to traffic from boats 6-feet tall or higher. Once a replacement cable arrives, it will take a week to install, weather permitting.

06/17/2013

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Traffic Restrictions Slated For Monday Night On I-694 In Brooklyn Center

Traffic restrictions are slated to begin Monday night on westbound Interstate-694 between East River Road and Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center, the Department of Transportation says. The restrictions were supposed to set in Sunday night, but equipment problems prompted a delay.

06/17/2013

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I-35E In Burnsville Down To 1 Lane Until Mid-July

Expect delays in both directions as I-35E in Burnsville will be reduced to a single lane as crews repair concrete pavement, MnDOT said. The work is between the I-35/35W/35E split and Cedar Avenue. One-lane traffic begins at midnight on Friday, June 14, and won’t open back up until mid-July.

06/14/2013

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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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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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Road Closures As Twin Cities Resurfacing Projects Begin

A number of roads will be closing later this week as construction crews begin working on resurfacing projects around the Twin Cities. MnDOT says that the first of eight week’s worth of delays and detours will affect motorists using Highway 169.

06/03/2013

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Road Construction Delayed By Rainy May

Drive down any major freeway around the metro and you’re bound to hit some type of road construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dozens of projects underway in the Twin Cities, but this construction season is off to a slow start. The dreary weather is putting a damper on how often crews are able to get to work.

06/01/2013

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The State Of Minnesota Bridges, 5 Years After Collapse

After the 35W Bridge collapsed, MnDOT increased bridge inspectors by 50 percent, introduced new inspection technology, required an independent review of new, complicated bridges and limited the weight on a bridge during construction. In 2008, the state legislature decided to spend $2.5 billion over 10 years on state bridges. Big projects include the Lafayette Bridge (Highway 52) in St. Paul, the Hastings Bridge and Highway 43 in Winona.

05/24/2013

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Multiple Highway Closures To Downtown Minneapolis

Metro area motorists should get ready for some major delays getting to, or from, downtown Minneapolis this weekend, from any direction. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut down sections of Interstates 35W and 94 for bridge work and other maintenance.

05/10/2013

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