ON MY MIND First day back to work at MnDOT
After 20 days of the Minnesota government shutdown, I was contacted by my supervisor yesterday afternoon (July 20) to go back to work today.
The shutdown was over. The waiting was over. The anxiety w... Posted on 7/22/11 at 12:02 AM
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has rescheduled information meetings related to a project to repair concrete on sections of state Highways 2, 200, and 220 during the 2013 construction season.
Minnesota transportation officials have installed their own U.S. flags on highway overpasses in the northwest Twin Cities. MnDOT was criticized after ordering a Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost to remove U.S. flags from bridges.
The toll from last year’s political standoff that shut down state government is still rising on Minnesota’s highways. The cost of settling the claims of contractors for road work that was suspended last summer has doubled in the last few months and will climb much higher. Motorists, too, are about to pay a heavy price this summer from the added hassle of dealing with highway work leftover from 2011 to new construction scheduled for this year.
Minnesotans are being offered the chance to help determine a vision for the state's transportation system for the next 50 years when the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosts a workshop Tuesday at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Debate heats up over stalled St. Croix River bridge
Alaska had its Bridge to Nowhere. It’s starting to look as though Minnesota and Wisconsin might be planning the Bridge to Never.
Progress on building a $668 million bridge across the St. Croix River stalled in October when the National Park Service — reversing an opinion issued five years ago — said the bridge should not be allowed because the river is protected by the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists in northwestern Minnesota to drive with extreme caution due to blowing and drifting snow creating scattered slippery areas and reduced visibility.
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