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A century of family and faith
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On The Street
August 26, 2016
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Crews are continuing to make good progress on the west half of the Highway 29 bridge over Interstate 94 in Alexandria, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Next week, they will again focus on the bridge, including pouring the pier cap in the center median...
August 26, 2016 - 9:38am
August 18, 2016
Bridge removed on Highway 29 in south Alexandria
The old southbound Highway 29 bridge in Alexandria has been completely removed and work on the west half of the new bridge is well under way. This week, crews nearly completed the pile driving work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). That should wrap...
August 18, 2016 - 10:16am
July 30, 2016
Crews to work on I-94 ramps in Alexandria Sunday
Crews are making "excellent progress" on the east side ramps at the interchange of I-94 and Highway 29 in south Alexandria, according to officials...
July 30, 2016 - 9:00am
July 9, 2016
I-94 traffic shift near Fergus Falls starts Tuesday
All traffic on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls will shift to the eastbound lanes starting Tuesday, July 12. Crews have nearly completed work on the eastbound bridge over Otter Tail County Road 88 and will begin work on the westbound bridge. A single lane of traffic will remain...
July 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
June 22, 2016
MnDOT open house to showcase maintenance positions
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will host an open house on Thursday, June 23 to showcase several year-round highway maintenance position openings. MnDOT is seeking a diverse pool of applicants for several full-time transportation associate trainee positions throughout...
June 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
East leg of 50th Avenue in Alexandria closed for two weeks
The east leg of 50th Avenue at Highway 29 closed Thursday as part of a major reconstruction project.It will remain closed for approximately two weeks while crews reconstruct the intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).Because of the tight timeline,...
June 17, 2016 - 9:37am
June 3, 2016
Parkers Prairie Highway 29 reconstruction begins June 6
Motorists and pedestrians on Highway 29 in Parkers Prairie will encounter lane shifts starting Monday, June 6, weather permitting. Crews will begin work on a reconstruction and resurfacing project through the city. The work will address pavement concerns, pedestrian accessibility,...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
MnDOT works to correct delays on 50th Avenue.
Those traveling on Highway 29 South in Alexandria are experiencing delays and congestion because of a major road construction project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is working to reduce the delays as much as possible, according to an email it sent Tuesday morning....
April 13, 2016 - 11:32am
April 6, 2016
Rail crossing fatalities, crashes down in 2015
The number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes at public railroad crossings in 2015 was the second lowest since 1970, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The total number of crashes was also the second lowest since 1970. Four people died at railroad...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
Open house for Glenwood downtown project set for April 14
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Glenwood invite the public to learn more about the 2018 Glenwood downtown reconstruction project. An informational open house will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pope County Courthouse Community Room, 130...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 5, 2016
Weather delays work on Highway 29 in Alexandria
Weather has delayed construction work on Highway 29 in south Alexandria. Here's the updated schedule that the Minnesota Department of Transportation released today, Tuesday. Beginning next week (instead of this week), motorists in Alexandria will counter a traffic switch on Highway...
April 5, 2016 - 9:50am
March 9, 2016
MnDOT converting to LED roadway lighting
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is undertaking a statewide lighting conversion project and saving some money along the way. The project involves converting more than 28,500 roadway lights from traditional high-pressure sodium to LED or light emitting diode technology. The...
March 9, 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
January 6, 2016
Winter truck load increases are in effect
Winter truck load increases began Monday, Jan. 4 on unrestricted highways in the north frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent more than the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 23, 2015
Public input invited to update Transit Investment Plan
The public is invited to help shape the future of transit in Greater Minnesota by sharing ideas with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) as it refines investment priorities and strategic direction for the 2016 Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan. The goal of the...
December 23, 2015 - 12:00am