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MnDOT Honors Fallen Transportation Workers on Worker Memorial Day

The Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis will be lit orange.

ST PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Transportation is honoring the men and women killed or injured while working on state roadways on Tuesday. Due to the Gov. Walz’s Stay at Home order, MnDot will not be hosting any events, but the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis will be lit orange to commemorate the 35 MnDot workers and 15 contractors who…

MnDOT Releases Simulation Videos of 11th Street Underpass in Moorhead

The estimated cost for the project is $52 million.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Transportation released videos depicting what an 11th Street underpass in Moorhead would possibly look like. The videos show a street view as well as an aerial view of the underpass. The City of Moorhead says even though a special federal BUILD grant was rejected, the underpass project remains a top priority due to the city’s…

State Tests New Technology to Catch Carpool Lane Cheaters

A citation can cost carpool lane cheaters up to $300.

MINNEAPOLIS –Minnesota transportation officials are testing new technology to catch carpool lane cheaters. Through September, the State Patrol issued nearly 3,500 citations to drivers who illegally used the lanes reserved for two or more people, buses, motorcycles and solo drivers who pay to use them. That compares with 2,933 citations in all of last year. The Department of Transportation is…

2 Tour Buses Crash Near Minnesota State Fair

The crash happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Highway 280, about a-half mile from the fair.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN–Eight people were injured when two tour buses collided near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds just as the event was getting under way. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank said one of the buses was heading to the State Fair with 43 passengers and a driver. The other bus was empty, aside from the driver. Both drivers were among the…

No Travel Advised Outside the Metro Area

ND DOT has closed I-94 between Fargo and Bismarck due to snow, blowing snow and near zero visibility.

Fargo – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is urging drivers to stay off the rural roadways with no travel advised. Many Cass County roadways have become impassable with reports of  slushy/snow covered roads and visibility reduced to a ½ mile or less at times. There are reports of vehicles that are stuck in ditches and on the rural county highways….

No Travel Advisory Lifted For I-94, Moorhead to Alexandria & Eastern North Dakota

Blizzard conditions are diminishing, but motorists should use caution when traveling, especially in open areas with no wind breaks.

Courtesy: Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse GrabowMOORHEAD, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted a no travel advisory for Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria and Clay County in west central Minnesota. Blizzard conditions are diminishing, but motorists should use caution when traveling, especially in open areas with no wind breaks. A no travel advisory in Wilkin, Traverse…