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On The Street
June 8, 2016
East leg of 50th Avenue in Alexandria to close soon
A key phase in the construction project on Highway 29 and Interstate 94 in Alexandria will take place soon. The contractor informed the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) that it plans to begin work on the east side of the Highway 29/50th Avenue intersection on Thursday,...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
MnDOT studies speed limits on two-lane roads
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is entering its third year of evaluating the 55 mph speed limit on all two-lane highways in the state. The five-year study is a legislative mandate to look at the speed limits and make recommendations about increasing the speed to...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
LETTER: Faster speed on cow path
To the editor: I’ve been a resident of Alexandria for about 10 years, and I’ve used 50th Avenue back when it was a glorified cow path with potholes and patches over patches. But, it had a 55 MPH speed limit. As you all know, last summer they completely redid it and turned it into...
opinion / letters
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
New and improved 50th Avenue reopens
A project that began glimmering in city leaders’ minds 15 years ago is now complete – reconstructing a half-mile section of 50th Avenue. Closed...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2014
Highway 55 detour begins September 15
Motorists on Highway 55 between Elbow Lake and Hoffman will encounter a three-week detour when a culvert replacement project begins Monday, September 15, weather permitting. During the project, Highway 55 will close, and motorists will detour to Highway 54 and Highway 27. Traffic...
News / state
September 11, 2014 - 11:59am
August 15, 2014
Speed limit study ordered for road near new high school
What should the speed limit be on Pioneer Road by the new Alexandria Area High School? The Alexandria City Council is in the process of determining it. At its meeting Monday night, the council requested the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to conduct a speed study...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
Public input needed for 20-year transportation plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to learn about the upcoming draft of the Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year Vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal...
June 15, 2013 - 8:11am
May 28, 2013
Highway 78 bridge over I-94 to close May 30; Evansville exit is a detour
The Highway 78 bridge over Interstate 94 will close on May 30 for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists will experience delays and detours during the project. Traffic on I-94 will encounter intermittent weekday lane closures. Four lanes...
May 28, 2013 - 3:10pm
May 15, 2013
VIDEO: High-flying electrical work
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane (actually a helicopter), it's...CapX2020 man. Motorists traveling on Interstate 94 west of Alexandria...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Highway 28 resurfacing begins near Sauk Centre
Motorists and residents on Highway 28 west of Sauk Centre will encounter intermittent lane closures, flaggers, pilot cars and possible delays between Highway 71 and Westport beginning this week. The project involves nine miles of Highway 28. The lane closures will occur from sunrise...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
These road projects will affect your summer
Locally, Interstate 94 is the main target for state road work this year. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently announced...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 28, 2013
Major project and lane closures under way on I-94
Motorists traveling Interstate 94 near St. Cloud will encounter delays as non-rush hour lane closures occur on both directions of I-94 between Highway 24 in Clearwater and County Road 75 in St. Cloud.
March 28, 2013 - 7:00am
November 30, 2012
Highway 29 project completed for the season
Bridge work has ended for the season on Highway 29 at Outlet Creek in Starbuck. All lane restrictions have been lifted, so motorists will no longer experience delays at the construction site. Crews will add an additional layer of asphalt, paint the new bridge and finish the multi-use...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
Property owners reminded of reflector requirements
Property owners along state highways are reminded to use only blue or clear reflectors when marking driveway entrances and other objects on highway rights of way, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). People installing reflectors on the highway right of...
News / state
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Is roundabout coming to Highway 29?
A new way of flowing traffic in and around Highway 29 just south of the Interstate 94 interchange is being proposed - a "roundabout" intersection. The...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am