The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges anglers to plan ahead and watch for highway work zones on the way to their favorite fishing spots this weekend, which marks the state’s fishing opener for walleye, bass, northern pike and lake trout.

With more than 200 road and bridge projects underway this construction season, motorists may encounter lane closures and detours. MnDOT recommends motorists visit 511mn.org to get information about road construction projects and traffic impacts before they head out, think about alternate routes and prepare for slower moving traffic.

Some of the highway projects in central Minnesota that may affect weekend travel include:

MnDOT urges motorists to be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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Also, recreational traffic volumes increase this time of year in central Minnesota, so MnDOT asks motorists to be patient, share the road and drive with care.

For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html.

Motorists can stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media, as well as by signing up for email updates for major projects at mndot.gov/emailupdates.