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MNDOT lists work zones for Memorial Day Weekend

ST. PAUL - In time for Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation released a list of possible roads affected by construction and urged motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones.

ST. PAUL - In time for Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation released a list of possible roads affected by construction and urged motorists to use extra caution while driving through highway work zones.

"We will suspend work on many projects during the holiday weekend," said Sue Mulvihill, deputy commissioner and chief engineer, in a news release. "However, there are still many work zones around the state where drivers need to plan ahead, pay attention and slow down to make it a safe weekend for everyone."

Highway projects that may affect weekend travel on May 22-25 include:

Twin Cities area

• Interstate 494 in Plymouth - multiple lane and ramp closures.

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• I-35E in St. Paul and Little Canada - lane and ramp closures.

• Highway 100 in St. Louis Park - ramp closures and lane shift.

• Highway 169 in Jordan - single-lane traffic in both directions, County Road 9 access closed, detour.

Central Minnesota

•  I-94 between Rogers and St. Michael - lane shift, narrow lanes and reduced speeds

• Highway 10 between St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids - all lanes of traffic will be open for the weekend.

• Highway 95 in Cambridge is closed over the Rum River Bridge (check 511 for width and length limits).

• Highway 25 in Buffalo - detour.

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West Central Minnesota

• Highway 12 between Kerkhoven and Pennock - detour.

• Highway 14 between Florence and Tyler - detour.

• Highway 59 in Marshall - short detour.

Northern Minnesota

• Highway 197 in Bemidji - lane closures, slow traffic.

• Highway 34 between Barnesville and Highway 59 - closed, detour.

• Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes - four lanes of traffic will be open for the weekend.

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• Highway 2 (Bong Bridge) between Duluth and Superior - eastbound lanes closed, detour.

Southern Minnesota

• I-35 Owatonna to Albert Lea - single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic.

• Highway 63 south of Spring Valley to Iowa border - closed, detour.

• I-90 between Aldon and Highway 22 - single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic.

For a complete list of projects, including construction dates and traffic impacts, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html . Motorists may also sign up to receive email updates for major projects at www.mndot.gov/emailupdates .

MnDOT reminds motorists to:

• Check www.511mn.org for up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions.

• Don't use cell phones or text while driving.

• Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones.

• Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

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