MnDOT: Use caution in work zones during July Fourth holiday

Published 10:19 am Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution when driving through highway work zones during the Fourth of July holiday, as many road construction projects throughout the state that could affect travel.

“We suspend work on many projects during the Fourth of July holiday,” said Mike Barnes, MnDOT’s operations director in a press release. “However, there are still many work zones around the state where drivers need to plan ahead for and be aware of as they travel.”

Highway projects that may affect travel include:

Southern Minnesota

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• I-35 in Owatonna: Two-way traffic with crossovers, ramp closures, detours, delays

• Highway 52 in Cannon Falls: Lane closures

• Highway 63 south: Detour from north of Stewartville to south of Racine

• Highway 14: Detour from Florence to Tracy

• Highway 24: Detour from Litchfield to Highway 15

• Highways 7/22: Detour from Cosmos to Hutchinson

• Highway 212: Detour from Dawson to west of Highway 59

• Highway 169 from St. Peter to LeSueur: Lane restrictions

• Highway 22 in Mankato: Detour

• Highway 60 near St. James: Detour

• Highways 19 and 93 from Highway 169 to Henderson: Closed because of flooding

Twin Cities Metro area

• Highway 61: Single-lane traffic in both directions between White Bear Avenue and north of Highway 96 in White Bear Lake

• Highway 65: Southbound between 53rd Ave NE in Fridley and County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park is closed

• Highway 36 and Hilton in Pine Springs: Lane and ramp closures; northbound I-694 ramp to eastbound Highway 36, the ramp from Hilton Trail to westbound Highway 36; and access to Viking Drive from eastbound Highway 36 are all closed

• Highway 101 and County Road 144 in Rogers: Lane closures; northbound to eastbound County Road 144 is closed; westbound County Road 144 to northbound Highway 101 is closed; County Road 144 is closed west of James Road

• Highway 101: Single-lane traffic northbound and southbound

• Highway 169 in Edina: Southbound is closed between Highway 62 and Valley View Road

• Highway 14 between Chaska and Shakopee is closed due to flooding