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.
Dayton Pushes For Gas-Tax To Raise Money For Road RepairsGov. Mark Dayton blasted the new Republican Majority in the Minnesota House Friday for what he calls a "phony" transportation plan. Republicans yesterday unveiled a "no new taxes" plan to fix roads and bridges, but Dayton called it "fantasy."
Big Gap In Road-Fixing Plans Means Bigger Fight At CapitolA wide gulf between how Republicans, Democrats and business groups want to tackle the state's multibillion-dollar backlog of road and bridge repairs all but guarantees that what's been billed as the biggest fight of the 2015 legislative session will live up to the hype. House Republicans unveiled a proposal Thursday that would tap a projected budget surplus and shave spending at the Department of Transportation to fund $750 million in repairs over the next four years.
Good Question: How Do They Set Speed Limits?Many Minnesotans will likely be heading to the cabin or lake this weekend. And as they drive, the speed limit will be 55 mph in some areas, 65 mph and maybe even 70 in others. Kevin Gutknecht is the communications director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
'No Travel' Advisory Issued For Metro, Most Of MNFrom side streets to major highways, it was slow going throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota no matter where you were headed on Friday. Many drivers struggled even getting onto the roads as they had to dig their cars out of the snow that fell overnight.
Some Major Highways Reopening In MinnesotaThe Minnesota Department of Transportation is reopening some major roadways closed earlier because of blowing and drifting snow. Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea reopened Monday morning after snowplows cleared the lanes and winds subsided.
Winter Storm Has Minn. Drivers Crawling Home Despite an army of plows out trying to clear the way, drivers found themselves crawling home during the evening rush. During Wednesday afternoon rush hour, commuters found a sea of tail lights no matter what route they tried to take home.
Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, CongestionIn some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel.
Speed Limits Raised On Minn. Highways Traveling across parts of Minnesota just got a little faster. The Department of Transportation raised the speed limit from 55 to 60 Tuesday on 730-miles of road around the state.
Proposal Would Increase Wis. Speed Limit To 70 MPHA proposal to increase Wisconsin's speed limit to 70 mph may race through the state Assembly, but it appears to be headed for a speed bump or two in the Senate and with Gov. Scott Walker.
Plenty Of Highway Closures For This WeekendIt 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.