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October 13, 2016
Interstate 494 to be widened in 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will help with frustrating Interstate 494 commutes in 2018. Improvements are being designed to help...
October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 4, 2009
National Parks Service has concerns about cable bridge option for Highway 61 Hastings bridge
Concerns raised by the National Parks Service, and general scheduling conflicts, have caused a delay in the release of the request for proposals (RFP) for the Highway 61 bridge replacement project. The RFP will likely include both the cable-supported and the arch bridge options....
November 4, 2009 - 9:21am
MnDOT names possible Hastings bridge builders
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday released the names of the contractor teams that will be considered for the Highway 61 bridge replacement project. The teams are Flatiron/Kiewit, Lunda/Ames, and PCL/Edward Kraemer and Sons. MnDOT Project Manager Steve Kordosky...
November 4, 2009 - 8:30am
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Fed money helps road work
ST. PAUL - In the next few days, Minnesotans will see federal economic stimulus funds in the form of orange barrels. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled the start of many federally funded highway projects in the next week. "MnDOT identified more than 60 projects...
May 4, 2009 - 7:59am
February 20, 2009
MnDOT faces $65 billion in needs over 20 years
BEMIDJI -- State officials project Minnesota's transportation needs for the next 20 years at $65 billion -- but they expect to see only $15 billion...
February 20, 2009 - 8:10am
February 18, 2009
Open house planned on Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the options for the future Highway 61 Mississippi River bridge in Hastings at an open house on Tuesday, March 3. The public and business owners are invited to the Hastings City...
February 18, 2009 - 1:46pm
February 2, 2009
MnDOT will hold office hours at Hastings City Hall
In an effort to reach out to the community during the Hastings bridge replacement project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin holding office hours twice a month at Hastings City Hall. There is also an open house scheduled separate from the office hours, from 3...
February 2, 2009 - 7:50am
January 30, 2009
Highway 61 project on stimulus list
A pavement preservation project on Highway 61 from Trunk Highway 10 to 12th Street in Newport is on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's draft list for federal stimulus funding. Not every project on the list is likely to get funding from the economic stimulus legislation...
January 30, 2009 - 3:43pm
January 16, 2009
Mn/DOT to hold open house on I-494/Lake Road project
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is planning to reconstruct Interstate 494 from south of Lake Road to Interstate 94.
January 16, 2009 - 8:19am
November 13, 2008
MnDOT: Bridge program improved
ST. PAUL - Transportation officials said they completed extensive statewide bridge inspections, planned to hire more engineers and improved the...
November 13, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
MnDOT still rebuilding image
ST. PAUL - Bodies of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims were still in the Mississippi River last Aug.
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
April 10, 2008
Bridge probe deadline near
ST. PAUL - A law firm Minnesota legislators hired to conduct what was dubbed a Watergate-like investigation into the state Department of Transportation is hustling to meet a deadline next month.
April 10, 2008 - 12:00am
March 26, 2008
Sign to Newport seems far away
Reconstruction of Highway 61 may have done wonders for southeast metro commuters. To Newport businesses, though, it wasn't quite magic -- they worry it made them disappear to those motoring past on Highway 61. But an effort to place signage north and south of the Glen Road interchange...
March 26, 2008 - 12:00am
January 30, 2008
Molnau, MnDOT stand by Wakota re-bidding
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner Carol Molnau on Tuesday defended the Wakota Bridge bidding process, asking for the legislative auditor to review the department's methods at a contentious morning hearing with lawmakers. Lt. Gov. Molnau appeared before...
January 30, 2008 - 12:00am