How Much Salt Is Safe To Use On The Roads?According to a survey from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 60% of us don't know how much salt to use. So, how should Minnesotans balance their safety with taking caring of their water? How much salt should we use? Good Question.
Survey: Traffic Congestion In The Twin Cities Increased In 2015A new report on traffic congestion in the Twin Cities shows it’s on the rise.
MnDOT Digs Metro, Southern Minn. Out After Groundhog Day Snowstorm The Minnesota Department of Transportation is continuing its process of cleaning up Minnesota roads Wednesday morning.
Drivers Beware: Snow Is Coming For The Evening CommuteLight snow is expected to fall Monday on much of central Minnesota – and just in time for the evening commute.
New & Old Hurdles On Lawmakers' 2016 AgendaA to-do list with items new and old will confront Minnesota's politicians in 2016, from spending down a hefty new budget surplus to facing voters in November.
More Than 40 Crashes Reported In Western MinnesotaOfficials reported more than 40 crashes Wednesday morning as a storm system swirled over Minnesota, dumping snow on the western part of the state.
MnDOT Uses Warm Weather To Prepare For The ColdWhile there may not be any snow on the ground yet, every good Minnesotan knows it's only a matter of time. No one understands this better than the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
MnDOT: Fall Is The Deadliest Time Of Year For PedestriansAs days get shorter and nights longer, motorists and pedestrians need to start looking out for one another.
In Corn-Growing States, Tall Crops Pose Seasonal Road HazardThe broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.
Democrats Hope To Wedge Road Funding Into Special SessionSome top Minnesota Democrats are ditching a call for a wholesale gasoline tax in an effort to force action on transportation funding this year. Ambitious plans to increase funds for the state's ailing network of roads and bridges were stymied this legislative session by disagreement over how to pay for it.
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.
DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state's 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.
In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. RoadsState officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.
Good Question: What Are Our Busiest Freeways?Millions of drivers use metro freeways in Minneapolis and St. Paul every day to get to and from work, run errands or just shuttle around. In fact, MnDOT says the Interstate 35W/Interstate 94 interchange can see up to 180,000 people a day.
MnDOT Announces 290 Road Construction ProjectsIf winter is over, that means it must be road construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to spend $1 billion this season upgrading, replacing and expanding highways and bridges.