New project along Hwy 169 in Plymouth

Project work along Hwy 169 in Plymouth between Kilmer Rd and Medicine Lake Blvd has started.
The project is designed to prevent flooding on Hwy 169 that has slowed traffic and waterlogged cars.The area will be supplied with additional catch basins and larger drain pipes.
You’ll notice a one day ramp closure on Mon, May 15 from Medicine Lake Road to southbound 169.

Updated video gives motorists’ view of Red Wing Bridge after construction

Hwy 63 bridges in Red Wing: 2017-2020 construction

Updated video gives motorists view of Red Wing Bridge after construction
Curious about what the Red Wing Bridge project will look like once construction is complete?
Weve posted an updated video that gives you a drivers seat perspective of the new bridge and new approach roadways in Minnesota and Wisconsin that include the *button-hook ramp* and *jug handle intersection*.

MnDOT Maintenance crews will be working along I-94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis

I-94 bridges in St. Paul: 2017 construction

Maintenance work details
Dont be surprised to see MnDOT Maintenance crews out working along I-94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis applying weed control; pruning trees; and removing dead and invasive trees and growth on the right of way. This work will last through summer 2017.
Some locations along the project area you may see crews working in the next month are:
* EB I-94 just west of Fairview Ave. * EB I-94 between Lexington Ave. and Victoria St. * EB I-94 west of Western Ave. (area near ped bridge) * WB I-94 east of Fairview Ave. * WB I-94 west of Fairview Ave. * EB I-94 at 10th St. exit * EB I-94 at Snelling Ave. exit. * NB I-35E near Grand Ave. * N. Wacouta St. & E 10th St. * SB I-35E & Maryland Ave. entrance ramp * NB I-35E at Cayuga St. under Cayuga

Hwy 110 Improvement project begins May 15

Hwy 110 between Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights: 2017 construction

Project work details
You may have seen the signs Construction on Hwy 110 between Hwy 55/13 in Mendota Heights and I-494 in Inver Grove Heights is set to begin the week of May 15, weather permitting.
Work will significantly impact traffic, and in order to complete the project as quickly as possible, the following work will occur.
Here is what you can expect to see on Monday before the morning rush hour:
* EB Hwy 110 reduced to one lane
The eastbound single lane will move locations throughout the next few weeks starting on the west end of the project near Lexington Avenue. At this time they will be conducting drainage repair, turn lane extensions and median work.
Future traffic impacts
The closure and detour of eastbound Hwy 110 is expected to begin June 12, 2017 (weather permitting). This means all eastbound traffic will be detoured to I-35E, EB I-494, NB Hwy 3 back to Hwy 110. Westbound traffic will be utilizing their usual lanes. The eastbound side of the highway will open about half way through the work around July 24, and westbound Hwy 110 will be closed and detoured at that time.
This one-construction season project is expected to run though the fall of 2017. During that time, there will be pavement, signing and drainage improvements along with construction of a Dakota County pedestrian underpass.

Lane closures on Hwy 2 bypass start Monday

Hwy 2 and 197 in Bemidji: 2017 construction

Lane closures on Hwy 2 bypass start Monday
Lane closures on the Highway 2 bypass in Bemidji begin Monday, May 15 as construction begins on the summer long resurfacing project.
Upcoming Schedule
* Initial work zone set up and construction of lane crossovers (will take about two weeks) * Stage one detour begins around the end of May (will last about a month)
Hwy 2- Bypass (May 15)
Along with resurfacing, the project includes bridge repairs for each of the bridges on the bypass. Most of them will not have additional impacts on motorists because they take place as traffic is shifted to the opposite lanes. However, the two bridges on the northern end of the bypass require two separate detours in order to complete:
* *Stage one*: Highway 71 southbound bridge connection to the bypass. Detour south on Highway 197 through Bemidji.
* *Stage two*: Highway 2 northbound bridge connection to westbound Highway 2. Detour onto Highway 71 exit, then west onto Highway 2.
Hwy 197/Bemidji Ave- Downtown (July 10)
Resurfacing on Highway 197, from Third Street NW to Seventh Street SE, is tentatively scheduled to begin *July 10*. The project will be done under traffic and motorists can expect lane closures and delays during peak travel times.
Summer 2017 Resurfacing projectsHwy 2 in Bemidji

Watch for traffic backups on Hwy 52 northbound north of Rochester

Hwy 52 between Rochester and Cannon Falls: 2017 construction

Watch for traffic backups on Hwy 52 northbound north of Rochester
Today and this weekend is a busy one that will see additional travelers on the roads including northbound Hwy 52 north of Rochester.
You may be aware that the resurfacing work has begun and Hwy 52 north is seeing significant traffic backups, especially in the mid- to late-afternoon periods. Please plan for additional travel time for the slowed traffic.
This area sees approximately 30,000 vehicles a day on average, so its always busy. Traffic is restricted to a single lane through the work zone, so thats where you will see the slowdowns and backups as they continue to move north through the Pine Island and Zumbrota areas.
Traffic ramps also might be closed for short periods when the paving operation passes past the off- and on-ramps of Hwy 52 or past access roads. The closures will be short in duration and should open after the paver has traveled past and the pavement condition is set and able to hold vehicle traffic.

Crossover & signal work continues next week on Hwys 10, 59

Hwy 10 from Hwy 59 to Summit Ave in Detroit Lakes: 2017 construction

Crossover & signal work continues next week on Hwys 10, 59
We wanted to pass along the latest information on the Hwy 10 and Hwy 59 project.
The week of May 15, you will notice some additional lane closures on both highways while crews pave the temporary crossovers and install a temporary signal system at the Hwy 10 / Hwy 59 intersection.
Pavement work at the intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 59 could begin as soon as the following week. We will send out additional notice prior to any new lane restrictions.

I-35E MnPASS Express lane closures in St. Paul scheduled May 12

MnPASS Express lane closure details
*The I-35E lane closures at Maryland Avenue are being set up this morning, rather than this evening, to allow enough time for the weekend work to be completed.*
Beginning 9 a.m. Friday, May 12, the northbound I-35E MnPASS lane will close between Cayuga Street and Larpenteur Avenue. At 10 a.m. Fri, May 12, the southbound I-35E MnPASS lane will close in this area. The lanes will remain closed through the weekend and reopen by 5 a.m. Mon, May 15.
On Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16, the northbound I-35E MnPASS lane will close from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Were closing the lanes to remove temporary concrete barriers and construct the final portion of permanent concrete median just north of Maryland Avenue. The temporary barriers had remained in place after previous lane shifts for bridge construction as part of the I-35E Cayuga project. While some miscellaneous tasks for the project will continue to occur in the area, the major construction has wrapped up.

UPDATED: I-35E MnPASS Express lane closures in St. Paul scheduled May 12

I-35E Corridor between I-94 in St. Paul and I-694 in Little Canada: 2013-2017 construction

MnPASS Express lane closure details
We have an update to the email sent out yesterday.
*The I-35E lane closures at Maryland Avenue are being set up this morning, rather than this evening, to allow enough time for the weekend work to be completed.*
Beginning 9 a.m. Friday, May 12, the northbound I-35E MnPASS lane will close between Cayuga Street and Larpenteur Avenue. At 10 a.m. Fri, May 12, the southbound I-35E MnPASS lane will close in this area. The lanes will remain closed through the weekend and reopen by 5 a.m. Mon, May 15.
On Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16, the northbound I-35E MnPASS lane will close from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Were closing the lanes to remove temporary concrete barriers and construct the final portion of permanent concrete median just north of Maryland Avenue. The temporary barriers had remained in place after previous lane shifts for bridge construction as part of the I-35E Cayuga project. While some miscellaneous tasks for the project will continue to occur in the area, the major construction has wrapped up.

Metro area weekend traffic impacts: May 12-14

Metro area weekend traffic impacts: May 12-14
As you prepare for travel this weekend, here are the projects across the Metro area. A reminder that this weekend is the Fishing Opener and Mother’s Day. Plan ahead and know your route.
Metro Weekend Traffic Impacts: May 12-14
These traffic impacts are new as of this weekend.
I-35E in St. Paul
* The NB I-35E MnPASS lane will close at 9 p.m. Fri, May 12, and the SB I-35E MnPASS lane will close at 10 p.m. for median work. Both lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 15. * The NB I-35E MnPASS lane will close from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Mon, May 15 and Tue, May 16
I-35E in Vadnais Heights
* From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri, May 12, southbound I-35E will be reduced to two lanes between Hwy 96 and Co Rd E * Through Sat, May 13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, southbound I-35E between Hwy 96 and Co Rd E will go down to a single lane as needed
Hwy 36 in Oak Park Heights
* The left lane of WB Hwy 36 between Oakgreen Ave. North and Stillwater Blvd North in Oak Park Heights is closed and short delays are possible
I-94 St. Paul to Maplewood
* Beginning 9 p.m. Fri, May 12 through early-afternoon Sat, May 13, the right lane (local access lane) and all ramps on WB I-94 between Century Ave. and Mounds Blvd will be closed * SB Hwy 120/Century Ave. from Innovation Rd to I-94 will be reduced to a single lane for approximately three weeks * Continuing Sat, May 13 the following ramps will be closed through mid-summer: Westbound I-94 to Mounds Blvd; Southbound Hwy 61/Etna St. to westbound I-94; Northbound Hwy 61 to westbound I-94; Westbound I-94 to White Bear Ave. * Southbound McKnight Rd. between Old Hudson Rd and Burns Ave. will be reduced to a single lane 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Wed, May 17 * Drivers should expect lane restrictions in both directions, traffic delays and temporary exit/entrance ramp closures as project work continues between St. Paul and Maplewood. There are several ramp closures and detours.
I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center
* Beginning 8 p.m. Fri, May 12 through 5 a.m. Mon, May 15, westbound I-394 traffic will be shifted onto the HOV reversible lanes with traffic from westbound I-94 to the westbound I-394 ramp. * The Third St ramp to westbound I-94 will be closed through Sat, May 20. There are several other ramp closures. * Expect lane shifts and restrictions on EB I-94 andWB I-94 between Shingle Creek Pkwy and Nicollet Ave in Mpls through the end of 2017 * Eastbound I-94 reduced to two lanes between I-694/I-94 split and Hwy 252 through June
Hwy 169 in Plymouth
* From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri, May 12, 24th Ave. at Hwy 169 will be closed
Hwy 610 in Maple Grove
* Beginning8 p.m. Fri, May 12-eastbound I-94 closed at Hwy 610 for pavement repairthrough 5 a.m. Monday, May 15.Maple Grove Pkwy remains open to eastbound and westbound I-94. * Hwy 610 is restricted to a single lane in each direction between Elm Creek Blvd and I-94 in maple Grove through 8 p.m. Thu, June 8 * The ramp from westbound Co Rd 81 to westbound Hwy 610 and the ramp from eastbound Hwy 610 to eastbound Co Rd 81 are closed through 8 p.m. Thu, June 8
Existing and ongoing
These traffic impacts are ongoing and will continue through this weekend.
Co Rd 42 at I-35W in Burnsville
* Westbound Co Rd 42 is closed and detoured between the ramps of I-35W through May 22
Hwy 10 at I-35W in Arden Hills
* The ramp from westbound Hwy 10 to northbound I-35W is closed through late-August
86th St. bridge over I-35W in bloomington
* The 86th St. bridge over I-35W is closed through October
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave St. Paul to Roseville
* The ramp from Como Ave. to northbound Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be closed through Mon, May 15 * Hwy 51/Snelling Ave is one lane in each direction between Como Ave and Hwy 36 through October
I-94 St. Paul to Minneapolis
* MnDOT maintenance crews are working along I-94 between St. Paul and Mpls applying weed control, pruning trees, and removing dead and invasive trees and growth on the right of way. This work will last through summer 2017.
Hwy 95 at St. Croix Crossing
* Both northbound and southbound lanes of Hwy 95 will be reduced to one lane under the bridge through May 13
Hwy 169 Edina to Golden Valley
* Both directions of Hwy 169 between Bren Rd and 7th St (5th St, Lincoln Dr) are closed as the Nine Mile Creek bridge is replaced * There are several lane closures and the ramp from westbound I-394 to southbound Hwy 169 is closed through October
I-494 in Bloomington
* One lane moved to shoulder for 4 weeks
I-694 Little Canada to Arden Hills
* Eastbound I-694 is restricted to two lanes separated by a concrete median barrier between Hwy 10 and I-35E. The inside lane carries through traffic and must continue east on I-694. The outside lane allows local ramp access and must continue south on I-35E. * Westbound I-694 is reduced to two lanes * The ramp from Rice St to westbound I-694 is now closed for the duration of project work
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