The Memorial Day Weekend is often the kick-start to the summer season.  It's also usually one of the most-traveled weekends on the roads and highways in our area.

As we get ready to roll into the Memorial Day Weekend, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation remind drivers to use caution in highway work zones. Even though most of the active projects will go on hiatus for the holiday, cones, barricades, signage, and utility supplies will still be in place;  MNDOT urges drivers to still exercise caution.

Here are the highway projects from around the state that might affect your Memorial Day Weekend travel plans:

Twin Cities area

  • Interstate 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
  • Highway 169 in Jordan – single-lane traffic in both directions, County Road 9 access closed, detour

Central Minnesota

  • I-94 between Rogers and St. Michael – lane shift, narrow lanes and reduced speeds
  • Highway 10 between St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids – all lanes of traffic will be open for the weekend
  • Highway 95 in Cambridge is closed over the Rum River Bridge (check 511 for width and length limits)
  • Highway 25 in Buffalo – detour

West Central Minnesota

  • Highway 12 between Kerkhoven and Pennock -- detoured
  • Highway 14 between Florence and Tyler -- detoured
  • Highway 59 in Marshall – short detour

Northern Minnesota

  • Highway 197 in Bemidji – lane closures, slow traffic
  • Highway 34 between Barnesville and Highway 59 – closed, detour
  • Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes – four lanes of traffic will be open for the weekend
  • Highway 2 (Bong Bridge) between Duluth and Superior - eastbound lanes closed, detour

Southern Minnesota

  • I-35 Owatonna to Albert Lea – single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic
  • Highway 63 south of Spring Valley to Iowa border – closed, detour
  • I-90 between Aldon and Highway 22 - single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic