Minnesota Starts Stabilizing Flood-Damaged HighwayMinnesota 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.
Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks OffA 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.
Cops: Some Turkeys Are Establishing Their Dominance On Metro RoadsA 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.
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.
$15M For Pothole Repairs Would Just Be A Band-Aid On The ProblemThick 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.
Fast Warm-Up Leads To Big Pools On MN RoadsThe 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.
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.
Mankato Researchers Study Road Salt UseLast 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.
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.
'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.
Group Wants $750M A Year For Minn. Roads, Transit A large coalition of transportation, business and labor interests called Tuesday for a new 5 percent sales tax on fuel in Minnesota to help raise money for roads and transit projects.
St. Louis Park Requests No On-Street Parking 'Til SpringThe City of St. Louis Park is making a request to residents to limit their on-street parking from now until the end of winter. The city said that the amount of snow currently on the ground makes it difficult for firefighters, police officers, and drivers of buses and plows to navigate through the streets if people are also parked there.
Officials: No DWI-Related Deaths Over Super Bowl Weekend State officials say there were no DWI-related deaths on Minnesota roads over the Super Bowl weekend. While data shows authorities did arrest 175 drivers for DWI, there were no deaths where alcohol played a factor, the Department of Public Safety says.
Dayton Issues Order To Help Stranded Motorists Gov. Mark Dayton has issued an emergency order to help stranded motorists caught in Minnesota's cold wave.
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.