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MNDOT Warns About Toxic Ditch Vegetation

What's the old saying about knee-high corn by the 4th of July?  That same principle could be applied to roadside weeds and vegetation;  by this point of the summer season, a lot of ditches are filled with overgrowth.  What you may not know or be aware of is that some of these weeds have the potential to be toxic even through skin contact.

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Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest
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Highway 169 Temporary Lane Closures Begin July 17

Summer is the season of road construction!  As we near the half-way point to the summer construction season, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to some work that will require temporary lane closures well into fall.

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Undocumented Immigrants Apply For Driver's Licenses At Chicago DMV
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Minnesota Driver & Vehicle License Services Restricted July 17-24 For Computer Replacements

If you're a Minnesota driver and need license services for yourself or your vehicles next week - here's a heads up;  due to computer upgrades and replacements, the entire State of Minnesota's licensing system will be restricted next week - July 17-24.

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Los Angeles's 405 Freeway Re-Opens Ahead Of Schedule
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MNDOT Plans 4-Year Rebuild For I-35W; Project Starts In August

If you thought traffic was bad in the Twin Cities now - get ready!  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are getting ready to kick off a massive 4-year rebuild for the stretch of I-35W that runs through the heart of the city.

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Highway 169 Resurfacing Project In Progress Until Mid-October

Summer is the season that a lot of people take to the open road for one reason or another - whether it's to head to the lake or cabin or just because.  Unfortunately, orange cones tend to go hand-in-hand with the summer season, as road crews work diligently to squeeze in their necessary repairs and maintenance during the few months of nice weather we get in our area.

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I-495 Bridge Closed Indefinitely Over Christina  River in WIlmington
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Major I-35W Closure To Affect Metro Traffic This Weekend

Bridge removal, paving, and general maintenance will completely close a major stretch of I-35W in the Twin Cities Metro this weekend - forcing drivers to take alternate routes. The close will occur on the stretch of I-35W that runs between Burnsville and Bloomington - specifically between I-35E and I-494.

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MNDOT Unveils Roundabout Plans For I-35/Highway 33 Intersection Near Cloquet

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has big plans to improve the safety of a problematic intersection in the Northland and our area is about to see a major roundabout.  MNDOT has announced plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 33 in Cloquet.

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Blatnik Bridge To See 3 Week Inspection – July 10-July 27

One of the sure signs of summer in the Northland:  Orange cones!  Drivers who use the Blatnik Bridge can expect to see a lot of them - three weeks worth - in July.

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St Louis County Launches Improved Adopt A Highway Program

For the last couple of decades, drivers have come to recognize the Adopt-A-Highway signs that populate our roadways and recognize the good work that they showcase.  Now, St. Louis County is getting ready to revamp its program.

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I-35 Bridge Maintenance Starts June 26

Heads up for drivers who use I-35:  Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be doing routine bridge maintenance next week that might affect your commute.

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MNDOT Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station Signs On I-94

Minnesota drivers will start to see signs alerting them to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations along I-94.  Work crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation started installing the signs along the corridor that runs north of St. Cloud as part of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that was enacted in 2016.

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City Of Duluth Road Crews Want You To Slow Down In Construction Zones

It's no secret that we're in the summer road construction season.  And whether that project is on a highway with orange cones stretching for 20 miles or on a city street corner with single sign, the law mandates that you slow down;  common sense mandates that you be observant and extra-cautious.

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