Tag: MnDOT

I-35 closures beginning Friday, March 24, in Duluth

Motorists travelling on I-35 through the Twin Ports Interchange project will encounter closures between 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Twin Ports Interchange project area in Duluth. These closures are needed as crews erect bridge girders over I-35 as part of the Twin Ports Interchange project. To learn…
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March 21, 2023 0

Community feedback leads to new layout options for Highway 169 Garrison

BAXTER, Minn. –The Minnesota Department of Transportation has revised project concepts for improvements on Highway 169 in response to input from Garrison’s residents and businesses. The updated layout considers changes to the proposed concept that addresses what the MnDOT project team heard during the Nov. 30th, 2022, public meeting. The new concept shifts the proposed roundabout…
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March 7, 2023 0

Help MnDOT invest state highway funding wisely

MnDOT is updating the 20-Year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan and we are looking for your feedback!  During the first round of public engagement for the plan, Minnesota state highway users provided their priorities for spending on the state highway system over the next 20 years. MnDOT used that information to develop a draft investment…
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March 7, 2023 0

Clearbrook City Council Meeting

CLEARBROOK, MN—Monday night, the Clearbrook City Council approved a $991,000 general obligation bond to pay back a loan used to update the City’s water and sewer lines.  That work was done in Clearbrook over the past two years.  The Council also took questions from MN DOT representatives about lights and sidewalks along Highway 92 in…
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February 14, 2023 0

Baxter City Council supports overpass for 371/210 Intersection

The busiest intersection in northern Minnesota is the 371/210 intersection in Baxter, according to a study done by Crow Wing County and MNDoT in 2022. That may change, at least regarding how the intersection is accessed. This month, the Baxter City Council presented support for an overpass in that location. The proposed overpass would also…
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February 13, 2023 0

New highway camera views are now available on 511mn.org

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported that Road Weather Information Systems stations are now active in seven central Minnesota locations, with highway camera views available at 511mn.org.  RWIS collects and processes current weather and road surface data and sends the data to both the National Weather Service and the Minnesota 511 traveler information system. MNDoT uses the…
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January 30, 2023 0

Voting begins for MnDOT’s third annual “Name a Snowplow” contest

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Voting is now open for the 2022–23 “Name a Snowplow” contest, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today. The top eight vote-getters will become MnDOT snowplow names – one named snowplow for each MnDOT district. Minnesotans can see all the finalist names and vote now at mndot.gov/nameasnowplow. Voting will be open through Friday, Feb. 3.…
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January 25, 2023 0

MnDOT to host public update meetings for Twin Ports Interchange project

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the community to join us for a public update meeting on the Twin Ports Interchange Project. Virtual and in person meetings will be held Monday, Jan. 30. Virtually 12:15 – 1 p.m. Participants can join online by visiting: mndot.gov/d1/projects/twin-ports-interchange/meetings or calling 855-282-6330 and entering access code 2495 700 7350. In person…
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January 23, 2023 0

International Falls – Multimodal Transportation Distribution Center

Funding package The total project cost for the Multi-Modal Transportation Distribution Center project is $957,400. TED funds from MnDOT and DEED contributed $657,400 to this project and the rest was funded by the city of International Falls. Description This project will involve improving multimodal transportation and other infrastructure including rail spurs, sewer, water, and other utilities…
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December 28, 2022 0

Brainerd Mayor recaps City Council meeting from December 19th

We talked to Brainerd Mayor Dave Badeux about the recent City Council meeting, which started with some “End of the Year-House Cleaning” preparing for next year:  The Council realized street lighting standards and policy needed to be further clarified: A presentation from MNDOT about the Washington Street/210 future design plans was given, too: The new designs…
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December 22, 2022 0