MnDOT: Anglers should plan for delays

Published 9:33 am Friday, May 8, 2015

ST. PAUL — Anglers will head to their favorite fishing spots this weekend for the 2015 fishing season opener, and with the additional road traffic, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging travelers to plan ahead and use extra care while driving through highway work zones.

Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours resulting from the hundreds of transportation projects that are underway this construction season. MnDOT recommends that motorists think about alternate routes, call 511 or go to to get advance information about road construction and detours, and to be prepared for slower moving traffic.

Highway projects that may affect weekend travel on May 8-10 include:

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I-35 Owatonna to Albert Lea — single-lane traffic in both directions at points in the corridor, slow traffic

I-494 in Plymouth — multiple lane and ramp closures

I-35E in St. Paul and Little Canada — lane and ramp closures

Highway 100 in St. Louis Park — ramp closures and lane shift

I-94 between St. Michael and Monticello — lane shift, narrow lanes and reduced speeds

Highway 10 between St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids — single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic.