MnDOT Urging Travelers to Use Caution in Work Zones Across the State

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution while driving through work zones during the July 4th holiday.

“Some projects will have crews working Friday, Saturday and Monday, but all projects will be shut down on the Fourth of July holiday,” said Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “We ask drivers to pay attention in work zones, plan ahead and perhaps consider alternate routes.”

Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures, and detours in these areas.

Current major highway project that may impact travel:

Twin Cities

  • Interstate 94 between St. Paul and Maplewood – lane closures and ramp closures, traffic now on westbound lanes
  • I-94 between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center – two lanes of traffic in each direction on eastbound side of Lowry Hill Tunnel, lane closures and slow traffic
  • Highway 169 Golden Valley to Edina – detour
  • I-694 between Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights – two lanes in each direction, eastbound lanes separated by concrete median barrier
  • Highway 10 at I-35W – ramp from Highway 10 to northbound I-35W closed
  • I-35W between County Road H and County Road I – ramp closures

Central Minnesota

  • Highway 65 Cambridge to Anoka County – lane closures begin July 5
  • Highway 169 north of Aitkin to Hill City – single lane, pilot car
  • Highway 71 closed in Elrosa – detour
  • Highway 238 Albany to Upsala – detour
  • Highway 371 Nisswa to Jenkins – two way traffic, shoulder closures, use Highway 371/CR 11 interchange to access Pequot Lakes

Northern Minnesota

  • Hwy 1/Hwy169 Eagles Nest project – lane closures, flaggers
  • Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes – lane closures
  • Highway 10 in Glyndon – lane closures
  • I-35 northern Pine County and southern Carlton County – single lane in each direction, ramp closures at Willow River and Sturgeon Lake
  • I-35 over Highway 61 in Carlton County – single lane in each direction
  • Highway 53 relocation project in Virginia – single lane in each direction
  • Highway 61 in Beaver Bay – single lane traffic in each direction
  • Highway 169, Highway 37 in Hibbing – single lane in each direction
  • Highway 73 in Kettle River – closed, detour

West central Minnesota

  • Highway 7/Highway 71 – detour
  • Highway 29 in Montevideo – detour

Southern Minnesota

  • Highway 22 Mapleton to Mankato – detour
  • Highway 52 between Rochester and Rosemount – lane closures
  • I-35 bridge replacements south of Owatonna – single lane in each direction
  • I-90 between Sherburn and Fairmont – lane and speed restrictions
  • Highway 15 in New Ulm – detour
  • Highway 99 Minnesota River bridge in St. Peter – detour

For a complete list of projects and impacts visit For info on road construction detours call 5-1-1 or visit

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