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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Announces Ten Corridors Of Commerce Projects

Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that ten highway construction projects will receive funding through the state’s new $300 million Corridors of Commerce program. The projects will strengthen Minnesota’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across the state.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Speed Limits Raised On Highways Near Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Willmar, and Mankato

Three state highways in western Minnesota are sporting new speed limit signs.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has raised the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph on the entire length of Highway 75, the majority of Highway 59 and 14 miles of Highway 7 in western Minnesota. The speed limit will be effective once the signs are posted. The Minnesota State Patrol will enforce the new speed limit.

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Winter Snowplows Gear Up For Another Minnesota Winter

It's only a matter of time.  MNDOT snowplow crews are ready for another winter season, clearing the path for drivers to get to and from work, school, and their destination.

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(Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Minnesota State Highway Road Construction Winds Down; Summer Of 2013 Saw More Than 300 Projects

Major bridge construction, new interchanges and road resurfacing were a big part of the 2013 construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This year’s program included more than 300 projects around the state with a construction cost of more than $1.1 billion.

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(Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Highway Work Zone Crashes Spotlight The Need For Caution Near Orange Cones

Two recent work zone-related crashes have the Minnesota Department of Transportation asking for the public's help in keeping everyone safe. Both crashes happened in September, in which three people were killed in the span of five hours and more were seriously injured.

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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)
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Minnesota Seeks To Re-Sign The Mississippi Bike Trail; First Segment Of Two Year Program Kicks Off

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has completed its first installation of guidance signage on a segment of the 10-state Mississippi River Trail between Hastings, Minn., and the Iowa border.

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Source:  Reuin Raider 2 via flickr
Source: Reuin Raider 2 via flickr
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Seeks Public Input On Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project

A meeting is being held on Friday, October 4 to discuss the status of the Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project.  Minnesota Department of Transportation officials invite the public to their office in Virginia between 1:30-3:30 PM for a short presentation, meeting, and forum.

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Source:  hsbfrank via flickr
Source: hsbfrank via flickr
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Can Tractors And Cars Share The Same Highway? Minnesota Department Of Transportation Offers Tips To Drivers This Harvest Season

Fall is here, and that means the harvest season has started.  Even though the northland might not be as agriculturally-based as some areas, there are still a lot of family farms - with people trying to get the last of the crops in or making the hay that they'll need for the approaching winter.  Often, this harvest season involves the use of roads and highways to get the tractors, trailers, and other farm equipment from one field to another.  At the same time, many car and truck drivers might not be used to seeing these slower-moving vehicles on the roadways.

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Source:  Public Domain Photos via flickr
Source: Public Domain Photos via flickr
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County Road 3 Bridge Over I35 Near Cloquet Reopens After Summer Project

The County Road 3 Bridge over Interstate 35 near Cloquet will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 25 and motorists will no longer be required to use a detour that has been in place since Sept. 9.

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Source:  Dougtone via flickr
Source: Dougtone via flickr
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North Shore Bridge Construction To Affect Drivers Through November 1

A bridge project that is already under way will affect North Shore drivers for the next month and a half.  Drivers on Highway 61 near Little Marais will be diverted to a single-lane bypass as work continues on the new Highway 61 Bridge over the Little Marais River.

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Source:  NorthStar Nerd via flickr
Source: NorthStar Nerd via flickr
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Blatnik Bridge Ramp Closure To Affect Drivers Starting September 11

Drivers who use the Blatnik Bridge will want to know about a ramp closure scheduled for Wednesday, September 11.

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Source:  rsgreen89 2 via flickr
Source: rsgreen89 2 via flickr
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Highway 18 Culvert Project Continues East Of Mille Lacs Lake

Drivers in the Mille Lacs Lake area will want to know about a culvert-replacement project that is underway, resulting in single lane traffic, flaggers, and delays.

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