MnDOT urges caution in work zones over holiday

Published 10:50 am Friday, July 1, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones during the July Fourth holiday. 
“We shut down most projects over the Fourth of July holiday, but there are still many work zones around the state that will affect travel,” said Commissioner Charlie Zelle in a press release. “We ask drivers to pay attention in work zones, plan ahead and perhaps consider alternate routes. Check to get advance information about road construction and detours.”

Interstate 94 between St. Cloud and Collegeville will have all lanes open through the holiday weekend. The interstate will again become a single lane in each direction on Wednesday, July 6. Three ramps will also close July 6 and signed detours will direct motorists.
Highway projects that may affect weekend travel July 1-5 include:

Southern Minnesota

•Highway 56 — detour from round two Adams bridge projects will follow Mower County Road 18 south to County Road 6 west to County Road 7 north where it connects with Mower County Road 5 north back to Highway 56 west of Adams.

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•Highway 169 — detour between St. Peter and Mankato.

•Highway 23 — detour between Holland and Pipestone, Russell to Florence and Raymond to Clara City.

•Highway 52 at Highway 53 — single lane traffic in Rochester.

Twin Cities area

•I-35E — lane and ramp closures between Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

•Highway 61 — single-lane traffic in Forest Lake.

•I-94 — two lanes westbound and three lanes eastbound open, daytime intermittent lane and ramp closures between St. Paul and Maplewood.

•Highway 280 — closed, detour between I-35W and Broadway Street.

•I-494 — multiple lane and ramp closures in Plymouth

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

•I-694 between Rice Street in Little Canada and Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills

•Highway 8 — closed, detour between Highway 95 and Taylor Falls.

•Highway 25 in Buffalo — detour, lane closures on Highway 55 at intersection

•Highway 5 bridge detours, lane and ramp closures between St. Paul and MSP Airport.

Central Minnesota

•Highway 169 north of Milaca — one lane each direction and slow traffic

•I-35 between Pine City and Hinckley — lane shifts and slow traffic

•Highway 23/Willmar Bypass — westbound lane closures

•I-94/Highway 29 in Alexandria — single lane on Highway 29, expect delays near I-94

Northern Minnesota

•I-35 in Duluth — lane restrictions and ramp closures.

•County Road 11 in Pequot Lakes — closed east of Highway 371 — detour.

•I-94/Highway 75 in Moorhead — Highway 75 closed at I-94, detour.

•Highway 9 — detour between Ada and Borup.

•Highway 11 — closed, detour in Baudette.

•Highway 371 in Pequot Lakes — temporary signal at Derkson Road, County Road 11 detour.