Here's a website to lose an hour or two to:  The Minnesota Department of Transportation hosts a page that offers GIS data overlaid on standard maps - allowing access to a range of information.

On MNDOT's GIS Map webpage, you'll find all sorts of information - from road construction plans to 10-year capital plans even scenic byway routes.

Recently, the agency made an addition their map offerings by adding an interactive map that connects contractors to small businesses - a useful tool for contractors who are bidding on state road projects.