Who Sets The Speed Limit?Good news if you've got a lead foot. Two major Twin Cities highways will get a bump in their speed limit.
Plow Bunyan: MnDOT Announces 'Name A Snowplow' Contest WinnersEight Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows bear new monikers thanks to the inaugural Name a Snowplow contest.
Purple Snow, F. Salt Fitzgerald, Flake Superior: MnDOT Reveals Finalists In 'Name A Snowplow' ContestAmong the 50 nominations are a number of puns on Minnesota athletes' names, among them Joe Plow-er, Justin Moresnow, and Kent Brrr-beck.
New Tech Could Help MnDOT Plows Determine Best Way To Clear Snow Based On ConditionsIn northwestern Minnesota, newer technology is being tested. MnDOT's research and training engineer, Tom Peters, calls it an experimental project.
Minneapolis's Century-Old Third Avenue Bridge To Close For 2 YearsThe Third Avenue Bridge -- which connects Central Avenue Southeast with downtown -- is closing next Monday, Jan. 4, for repairs, and it's not scheduled to re-open for two years.
MnDOT Invites Minnesotans To Give Their Snowplows NamesThe Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking Minnesotans' help coming up with names for eight of their fleet's snowplows -- one for each MnDOT district in the state.
Public Safety Officials Alarmed Over Spike In Deadly Crashes On Minnesota RoadsThe Department of Public Safety says their preliminary figures show 367 people have died on Minnesota roads this year so far. That’s compared with 338 this time last year and 364 fatalities in all of 2019.
Fatal Crashes Surge, Despite Fewer Drivers On The Road Amid Stay-At-Home OrderThe state Office of Traffic Safety notes there have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16 when Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in customers.
How Well Are We Social Distancing?On Tuesday, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said social distancing is “having a positive impact” on keeping down the number of COVID-19 cases.
Easing Traffic Patterns Give MnDOT Road Construction Crews An Early StartOn Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced an early start to the work -- 188 road and bridge projects, along with 66 modal projects.
Stillwater Lift Bridge Now Raised For Boat TrafficThe Minnesota Department of Transportation has raised the lift span of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to boat traffic.