Winter Weather Delaying MnDOT Construction SeasonEarlier this month, MnDOT announced more 250 construction projects for the season. Mother Nature had other ideas.
How Does MnDOT Budget For Minnesota Winters?MnDOT says the average budget for snow and ice treatment is around $90 million per year.
Most Of Minn. Misses White Christmas By A Day; 150+ Crashes ReportedMuch of southern Minnesota awoke to a layer of snow that came too late for a White Christmas. The National Weather Service says Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had 2 inches of snow by 6 a.m. Saturday. Another inch or two of snow was expected across the Twin Cities area Saturday afternoon and evening.
MnDOT Commissioner Buys Fmr. Canadian Consulate Home In Mpls.Minnesota's Department of Transportation commissioner is mounting a Canadian takeover. Charlie Zelle confirmed Wednesday he purchased a five-bedroom, five bathroom Minneapolis lakeshore home that has been the Canadian consulate general official residence.
Connect The Dots: Minnesota City Gets Umlauts Back On SignsMinnesota's Great Umlaut Crisis is over — and without Gov. Mark Dayton having to use his paint and brushes.
Warmer Weather Could Mean Extra Cash For MnDOTMinnesota’s Department of Transportation is hoping the warmer weather over the next couple of weeks marks the end of winter weather. This winter is a big contrast to last year's unusually harsh winter that forced MnDOT to blow past its budget by tens of millions of dollars.
Good Question: Where Does Our Money Go When We Buy Gas?Gas prices have been a little more tolerable for a while now. Or at least we don't cringe every time we pull up to the pump. But as cheaper gas flows into our cars and less money leaves our pockets, how much of that $2 per gallon gas is helping with road repairs?
December Rain Complicating Treatment Of Minnesota RoadsThis weekend’s winter warm-up gave Minnesota golfers extra time on the green.
Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season's 1st Storm The flakes of the season's first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.
Road Salt Prices Jump, But MnDOT Says They’re PreparedAs we shift into fall, state leaders are already thinking about clearing snow from the roads. And in some cases, what they're finding is a big increase in the price of road salt. The demand for road salt is outpacing the supply. A trade group for salt mines says they can't produce it as fast as states and cities are ordering it.
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.
Why Do Wisconsin’s Road Conditions Seem Better Than Minnesota’s?Several viewers have been asking why the roads hit by the snow storm in Wisconsin seemed to be in better condition than those in Minnesota. "As soon as we hit the bridge, it was wet," Kristine Glenna said about her drive from Woodbury to Hudson. "We keep being told that it's too cold for chemicals to work, and it's going to be like this for several days, but obviously something's working in Wisconsin."
'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.
Good Question: How Did So Little Snow In Ga. Cause Such A Big Mess?After two inches of snow fell in parts of Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana on Tuesday, traffic in some places came to a standstill for 24 hours. Thousands of children had to spend the night at school and rescue crews brought food and water to stranded drivers.
Most Road Work Done, But Labor Day Travel Still TrickyIf you have travel plans for Labor Day weekend, be prepared for a little traffic. MnDOT Director of Communications Kevin Gutknecht says there won't be any construction going on, but the road work areas will still mean road closures and slower speed limits. “There are a number of work zones that folks may encounter during their holiday weekend travel,” Gutknecht said. “Work zones can still be dangerous places, so folks should slow down, take their time and proceed cautiously.”