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Behind-The-Scenes Look At MnDOT Traffic Operations

Next time your car stalls on the freeway, smile and wave. At the epicenter of MnDOT’s traffic operations in Roseville, these are the people likely looking back at you. Through 600 live cameras, MnDOT is able to pinpoint potential problems as they happen — like a flat tire or a crash — and speed up their response to keep traffic moving.

09/10/2014

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St. Paul To Begin Tackling 11 Of The ‘Terrible 20’ Roads

St. Paul officials are laying out their plan to fix about half of the city’s “Terrible 20″ roads. Eleven roads will undergo maintenance beginning the week of Sept. 8, and the work is expected to run until mid-October.

09/06/2014

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Minnesota Nets $5 Million To Fix Flood-Hit Roads

Another $5 million in federal assistance is bound for Minnesota to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding in June. Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration said Thursday that the emergency repair money is on top of $5 million previously released by the Federal Highway Administration.

08/07/2014

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Minnesota Starts Stabilizing Flood-Damaged Highway

Minnesota officials have hired a contractor to start stabilizing a highway closed by flood and mudslide damage. The Minnesota Department of Transportation tells the Mankato Free Press that GeoStabilization International of Grand Junction, Colorado, has begun work on Highway 19.

07/31/2014

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Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks Off

A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.

07/23/2014

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Cops: Some Turkeys Are Establishing Their Dominance On Metro Roads

A pair of turkeys is causing problems for drivers in the south metro, and not even police can scare them off. A Chaska officer took pictures in an area on Norex Drive. The two male turkeys weren’t allowing vehicles to pass and were coming up right to them.

04/23/2014

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308 Road Construction Projects Planned In 2014

Break out the orange barrels — another road construction season is around the corner in Minnesota. State Department of Transportation officials Thursday unveiled the projects they’ll tackle this year.

04/03/2014

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$15M For Pothole Repairs Would Just Be A Band-Aid On The Problem

Thick clouds of white steam rose Wednesday from freshly laid, hot asphalt in St. Paul. Workers shovels were a gooey black as they scooped the asphalt from the bed of a dump truck and patted it down into holes along Snelling Avenue.

04/02/2014

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PODCAST PAGE-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 3-27-14

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03/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee….JOHN HINES Hosting 3-14-14

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03/14/2014

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Fast Warm-Up Leads To Big Pools On MN Roads

The heat is on. WCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that high temperatures in the Twin Cities could top 50 degrees on Monday. On Sunday, temperatures reached into the 40s.

03/10/2014

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Strong Winds Near Waconia Causing Treacherous Driving Conditions

It’s not bad if you’re in town in Waconia, protected by buildings and trees, but venture out into the open and it gets downright nasty.

02/26/2014

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Mankato Researchers Study Road Salt Use

Last week’s storm was nasty by most Minnesotans’ standards, but road salt researchers at Minnesota State University in Mankato think it was perfect. Civil engineering professor Steve Druschel and two of his students went under a bridge to collect samples of murky road melt from the highway above.

02/24/2014

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Could Take Days Until Southern Minn. Roads Are Safe

Huge snow drifts and blowing snow greeted many as they woke Friday, the day after a blizzard invaded southern Minnesota.

02/21/2014

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