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hwy. 169 to reopen early tuesday, mndot says.


there's potential good news for motorists in edina, minnetonka, hopkins and other parts of the west metro: the minnesota department of transportation plans to reopen hwy. 169 earlier than planned.provided rain doesn't delay workers monday night or tuesday, the highway is set to reopen at 5 a.m. tuesday, said mndot spokesman dave aeikens.drivers will find the lanes smooth and resurfaced, with a new causeway over marshland at road level, he said.the highway has been closed in both directions from the bren road ramp to lincoln drive since january to tear down an old bridge and replace it with a new 3,000-foot causeway that uses fill rather than bridge piers, aeikens said.other parts of the highway were down to one lane in each direction for resurfacing.the reopening also will ease traffic on






hwy. 169 to reopen early tuesday, mndot says -- unless it rains.


there’s potential good news for motorists in edina, minnetonka, hopkins and other parts of the west metro area: the minnesota department of transportation plans to reopen hwy. 169 even earlier than planned.provided rain doesn’t delay workers monday night or tuesday, the highway is set to reopen at 5 a.m. tuesday, said mndot spokesman dave aeikens.drivers will find the lanes smooth and resurfaced, with a new causeway over marshland at road level, he said.the highway has been closed in both directions from the bren road ramp to lincoln drive since january to tear down an old bridge and replace it with a new 3,000-foot causeway that uses fill rather than bridge piers, aeikens said.other parts of the highway were down to one lane in each direction for resurfacing.the reopening also will ease t






all lanes of i-35w in arden hills reopen after turkey truck rollover


the minnesota department of transportation has opened all lanes of northbound i-35w at i-694 in arden hills following a crash in which a truck carrying turkeys rolled over.here is the original post:a semitrailer truck hauling turkeys rolled over early tuesday forcing the minnesota department of transportation to close the northbound lanes of i-35w at i-694.the big rig was navigating the ramp from eastbound i-694 to northbound i-35w when it tipped on its side around 3:30 a.m., a mndot spokesman said.while crews clean up the mess, motorists are being diverted onto easbound i-694. the ramp from eastbound 694 to northbound i-35w also is closed. drivers can head over to snelling avenue, then flip around and go west to access northbound 35w.some of the turkeys did survive the crash, but others d






truck carrying turkeys rolls over; northbound 35w closed in arden hills


a semitrailer truck hauling turkeys rolled over early tuesday forcing the minnesota department of transportation to close the northbound lanes of i-35w at i-694.the big rig was navigating the ramp from eastbound i-694 to northbound i-35w when it tipped on its side around 3:30 a.m., a mndot spokesman said.while crews clean up the mess, motorists are being diverted onto easbound i-694. the ramp from eastbound 694 to northbound i-35w also is closed. drivers can head over to snelling avenue, then flip around and go west to access northbound 35w.some of the turkeys did survive the crash, but others did not, the spokesman said.in the past few minutes, the semi was uprighted. mndot expects the freeway to reopen by 6 a.m.weekend traffic: light-rail shut down, street parties and road work






stillwater lift bridge reopens in time for morning commute


crews worked through the night to restore power, but the bridge will close again wednesday night for more repairssuccess. minnesota department of transportation crews worked through the night to restore power to the stillwater lift bridge and reopen the bridge in time for wednesday’s morning commute.the bridge linking stillwater with western wisconsin opened at 5 a.m., said kevin gutknecht, a mndot spokesman.crews from mndot’s electrical services section made a temporary repair to the bridge’s main power cable after it failed on tuesday. they will be back out wednesday to make a permanent repair. to do that, mndot will close the bridge at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. thursday, weather permitting, said spokesman kent barnard.the stillwater lift bridge got stuck for much of tuesday in the up positio






stillwater lift bridge reopens in time for morning commute


crews worked through the night to restore power, but the bridge will close again wednesday night for more repairssuccess. minnesota department of transportation crews worked through the night to restore power to the stillwater lift bridge and reopen the bridge in time for wednesday’s morning commute.the bridge linking stillwater with western wisconsin opened at 5 a.m., said kevin gutknecht, a mndot spokesman.crews from mndot’s electrical services section made a temporary repair to the bridge’s main power cable after it failed on tuesday. they will be back out wednesday to make a permanent repair. to do that, mndot will close the bridge at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. thursday, weather permitting, said spokesman kent barnard.the stillwater lift bridge got stuck for much of tuesday in the up positio






mndot now estimates stillwater lift bridge to be repaired by 8 p.m.


the stillwater lift bridge got stuck tuesday in the up position, forcing motorists to find another way across the river and keeping a paddlewheel river boat from passing under.an electrical malfunction occurred about noon, stopping the bridge when it was three-quarters of the way up and about 30 feet above the water, according to minnesota department of transportation officials. crews hoped to have the malfunction repaired by 8 p.m. tuesday, mndot saidthe bridge was stuck in the up position last week but only briefly, said kevin gutknecht, a mndot spokesman."the bridge is 80 years old," gutknecht said. "it's been refurbished many times but it's still an old piece of equipment. something that's that big using electrical motors to lift that much weight, faces challenges," he said.as crews co






part of i-35w in arden hills reopens after turkey truck rollover


shortly after 6 a.m., the minnesota department of transportation opened the left lane of northbound i-35w at i-694 in arden hills.here is the original post:a semitrailer truck hauling turkeys rolled over early tuesday forcing the minnesota department of transportation to close the northbound lanes of i-35w at i-694.the big rig was navigating the ramp from eastbound i-694 to northbound i-35w when it tipped on its side around 3:30 a.m., a mndot spokesman said.while crews clean up the mess, motorists are being diverted onto easbound i-694. the ramp from eastbound 694 to northbound i-35w also is closed. drivers can head over to snelling avenue, then flip around and go west to access northbound 35w.some of the turkeys did survive the crash, but others did not, the spokesman said.in the past few






all lanes of i-35w in arden hills back open after turkey truck rollover


the minnesota department of transportation has opened all lanes of northbound i-35w at i-694 in arden hills following a crash in which a truck carrying turkeys rolled over.here is the original post:a semitrailer truck hauling turkeys rolled over early tuesday forcing the minnesota department of transportation to close the northbound lanes of i-35w at i-694.the big rig was navigating the ramp from eastbound i-694 to northbound i-35w when it tipped on its side around 3:30 a.m., a mndot spokesman said.while crews clean up the mess, motorists are being diverted onto easbound i-694. the ramp from eastbound 694 to northbound i-35w also is closed. drivers can head over to snelling avenue, then flip around and go west to access northbound 35w.some of the turkeys did survive the crash, but others d






all lanes of lowry tunnel will reopen for morning rush thursday


drivers have just six more days until the lowry hill tunnel gets back to normal. that's the word from the minnesota department of transportation which announced friday that all lanes in both directions will be open in time for the morning rush hour on thursday aug. 31.it's all weather dependent, said spokesman david aeikens, but for drivers who have dealt with three months of construction and detours, the news might have their stress-o-meters dropping already.to get the lanes inside the tunnel open 11 days ahead of schedule, mndot will shut down the tunnel in both directions from 10 p.m. tuesday until 5 a.m. wednesday.additionally, with the ramp from east i-394 to east i-94 opening at 12:01 a.m. monday, mndot will keep one eastbound lane through the tunnel open from tuesday night through w






with repairs complete, stillwater lift bridge reopens


it was another all-nighter for minnesota department of transportation crews but they finished repairs on the stillwater lift bridge and it to traffic early thursday morning.mndot shut down the bridge around 10 p.m. last night to install a new power cable on the 80-year-old bridge connecting stillwater and western wisconsin. the cable replaced one that burned out tuesday and left the bridge unoperable.mndot made a temporary fix overnight tuesday to wednesday and made the permanent fix wednesday night, said spokesman kent barnard.on tuesday, a malfunction in an electrical meter socket that monitors power usage on the bridge failed at 12:05 p.m. that left the bridge stuck abut 30 feet above the st. croix river.crews thought the problem was fixed around 8:30 p.m. tuesday, but during testing, t






mndot cancels portland tunnel closure planned for tuesday


the minnesota department of transportation has postponed tuesday night's closure of the portland avenue tunnel on eastbound i-94 until next week.the agency had planned to shut down the tunnel from 11 p.m. tuesday to 5 a.m. wednesday so crews could replace broken and missing tiles inside the tunnel, patch leaks in the ceiling and conduct other minor repairs.but the contractor carrying out the project could not find a subcontractor to do the work, so mndot has rescheduled the closure for 11 p.m. july 18 to 5 a.m. july 19, said spokesman david aeikens.work in the portland tunnel is part of the mndot's i-94 minneapolis to brooklyn center project that started in march. in that project, the agency is repaving nine miles of the freeway and rehabilitating 50 bridges beteween shingle creek parkway






mndot cancels portland tunnel closure planned for tuesday


the minnesota department of transportation has postponed tuesday night's closure of the portland avenue tunnel on eastbound i-94 until next week.the agency had planned to shut down the tunnel from 11 p.m. tuesday to 5 a.m. wednesday so crews could replace broken and missing tiles inside the tunnel, patch leaks in the ceiling and conduct other minor repairs.but the contractor carrying out the project could not find a subcontractor to do the work, so mndot has rescheduled the closure for 11 p.m. july 18 to 5 a.m. july 19, said spokesman david aeikens.work in the portland tunnel is part of the mndot's i-94 minneapolis to brooklyn center project that started in march. in that project, the agency is repaving nine miles of the freeway and rehabilitating 50 bridges beteween shingle creek parkway






with repairs complete, stillwater lift bridge reopens


it was another all-nighter for minnesota department of transportation crews but they finished repairs on the stillwater lift bridge and opened it to traffic early thursday morning.mndot shut down the bridge around 10 p.m. wednesday night to install a new power cable on the 80-year-old bridge connecting stillwater and western wisconsin. the cable replaced one that burned out tuesday and left the bridge unoperable.mndot made a temporary fix overnight tuesday to wednesday and made the permanent fix wednesday night, said spokesman kent barnard.on tuesday, a malfunction in an electrical meter socket that monitors power usage on the bridge failed at 12:05 p.m. that left the bridge stuck abut 30 feet above the st. croix river.crews thought the problem was fixed around 8:30 p.m. tuesday, but durin






former mndot commissioner richard braun has died at 91


richard p. braun, 91, a longtime public servant who was commissioner of the minnesota department of transportation from 1979 to 1986, died this week.a civil engineer, braun led mndot under republican gov. al quie and was retained when dfl gov. rudy perpich was elected, a rare feat in minnesota politics.mndot commissioner charles zelle said thursday that braun is “warmly remembered. he was very inspiring for many of us. at mndot, he was really a foundation of a lot of our culture of innovation and professionalism.”in a statement thursday, gov. mark dayton said, “he was one of the finest public servants i have ever known. he combined unsurpassed transportation expertise with impeccable integrity and genuine personal warmth.”a native of st. cloud, braun began working for mndot in 1948 after g






mndot crew workers pull pilot from downed plane in northwestern minnesota


two minnesota department of transportation (mndot) construction workers witnessed a small plane crash in northwestern minnesota and pulled the pilot from the wreckage before emergency personnel arrived to take him to a fargo hospital, authorities said wednesday.the crash occurred about 8 p.m. tuesday about 5 miles south of mahnomen and near the local airport, according to the mahnomen county sheriff’s office. the pilot was flown to sanford health for treatment of unspecified injuries, the sheriff’s office said.a hospital spokeswoman identified him as mark p. habedank, 56, of twin valley, minn.mndot workers doug zarling and erik fitzgerald were driving back to mahnomen and “saw the airplane about 500 yards in front of them, flying straight,” said t.j. melcher, a mndot spokesman. “it banked






hwy. 13 in burnsville is latest construction hot spot


the work started monday and motorists on hwy. 13 in burnsville and savage will feel the effects until mid-september.drivers will find the highway reduced to a single lane between hwy. 169 and washburn avenue during off-peak hours, meaning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. in addition, mndot says there will be alternating lane closures on four weekends, with the first july 14 to 17.over the next eight weeks, mndot will resurface the road, put in new traffic signals at washburn avenue, lengthen the left turn lane at dakota avenue and build an acceleration lane on the westbound side of hwy. 169 at dakota avenue.  the $5.5 million project also includes repairing and upgrading guardrails and updating pedestrian crossings to match current standards as outlined by the ame






electrical issue delays opening of i-394 mnpass lanes


thursday morning was to be the day that the reversible mnpass lanes on i-394 were to reopen for eastbound drivers, but mndot can't get the gates up.crews are working to fix an electrical issue, the agency said.the hot lanes have been closed to eastbound drivers for the past few weeks while the department worked on the ramp from westbound i-94 to westbound i-394. while that ramp was closed, traffic was diverted onto the mnpass lanes, which were used as general purpose lanes for westbound traffic.with work complete, the ramp reopened overnight and "mnpass customers will be back in business" a statement from mndot said. well, as soon as the gates near hwy. 100 go up they will.other changes coming to i-94 in the next few days include:eastbound ramp from i-94 to the hennepin/lyndale avenues exi






hwy. 13 in burnsville is latest construction hot spot for 8 weeks


the work started monday and motorists on hwy. 13 in burnsville and savage will feel the effects until mid-september.drivers will find the highway reduced to a single lane between hwy. 169 and washburn avenue during off-peak hours, meaning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. in addition, mndot says there will be alternating lane closures on four weekends, with the first july 14 to 17.over the next eight weeks, mndot will resurface the road, put in new traffic signals at washburn avenue, lengthen the left turn lane at dakota avenue and build an acceleration lane on the westbound side of hwy. 169 at dakota avenue.  the $5.5 million project also includes repairing and upgrading guardrails and updating pedestrian crossings to match current standards as outlined by the ame






electrical issue delays opening of i-394 mnpass lanes for eastbound drivers


thursday morning was to be the day that the reversible mnpass lanes on i-394 were to reopen for eastbound drivers, but mndot can't get the gates up.crews are working to fix an electrical issue, the agency said.the hot lanes have been closed to eastbound drivers for the past few weeks while the department worked on the ramp from westbound i-94 to westbound i-394. while that ramp was closed, traffic was diverted onto the mnpass lanes, which were used as general purpose lanes for westbound traffic.with work complete, the ramp reopened overnight and "mnpass customers will be back in business" a statement from mndot said. as soon as the gates near hwy. 100 go up they will be.other changes coming to i-94 in the next few days include:eastbound ramp from i-94 to the hennepin/lyndale avenues exit c






after 9 months of detours, hwy. 169 in edina is set to reopen


after enduring nine months of detours, drivers in the west metro will once again be able to use hwy. 169 in edina when the minnesota department of transportation opens the new nine mile creek bridge at 5 a.m. wednesday.the highway has been shut down between bren road and lincoln drive/5th street since january as mndot took down the old deteriorating bridge and replaced it with a new 3,000-foot causeway that passes over marshland.more than 90,000 motorists who used the bridge each day before it was torn down have been on detour as mndot carried out the $64 million project. last month, mndot offered contractor ames construction a $500,000 bonus to get the bridge open about a month earlier than planned.news about wednesday’s opening brought a smile to mike malaske, who works at etouchmenu, a






after 9 months of detours, hwy. 169 in edina is set to reopen


after enduring nine months of detours, drivers in the west metro will once again be able to use hwy. 169 in edina when the minnesota department of transportation opens the new nine mile creek bridge at 5 a.m. wednesday.the highway has been shut down between bren road and lincoln drive/5th street since january as mndot took down the old deteriorating bridge and replaced it with a new 3,000-foot causeway that passes over marshland.more than 90,000 motorists who used the bridge each day before it was torn down have been on detour as mndot carried out the $64 million project. last month, mndot offered contractor ames construction a $500,000 bonus to get the bridge open about a month earlier than planned.news about wednesday's opening brought a smile to mike malaske, who works at etouchmenu, a






wabasha street bridge closes for next four days


it's a paving operation that will bring a four-day closure of the wabasha street bridge in downtown st. paul. the closure between kellogg boulevard and fillmore avenue will be in effect from tuesday through friday, said city spokesman joe ellickson.traffic will be routed over to robert street while the bridge is closed.crews will work from sunrise to sunset each day to complete the work to prevent concurrent closures of the the high bridge (smith avenue) which will close on sept. 5. that bridge won't reopen until the fall of 2018 as mndot puts a new deck on the bridge.construction will continue on the wabasha street project after the paving project ends on friday. construction on wabasha street – from plato avenue to the south end of the bridge at fillmore avenue includes the addition of c






crews to keep working on stillwater lift bridge through the night


after the stillwater lift bridge got stuck for much of tuesday in the up position, workers got the span to lower, only to get it stuck again halfway up when they tried to raise it again.crews were planning to work through the night, but motorists still have to find another way across the river into wednesday. officials hope to have all the work done by 6 a.m.it all started with an electrical malfunction about noon, stopping the bridge when it was three-quarters of the way up and about 30 feet above the water, according to minnesota department of transportation officials. crews hoped to have the malfunction repaired by 8 p.m. tuesday, but at 9 p.m. mndot tweeted, “stillwater lift bridge still closed. crews will work through the night. use alternate routes.”in a late statement tuesday, mndot






crews to keep working on stillwater lift bridge through the night


after the stillwater lift bridge got stuck for much of tuesday in the up position, workers got the span to lower, only to get it stuck again halfway up when they tried to raise it again.crews were planning to work through the night, but motorists still have to find another way across the river into wednesday. officials hope to have all the work done by 6 a.m.it all started with an electrical malfunction about noon, stopping the bridge when it was three-quarters of the way up and about 30 feet above the water, according to minnesota department of transportation officials. crews hoped to have the malfunction repaired by 8 p.m. tuesday, but at 9 p.m. mndot tweeted, “stillwater lift bridge still closed. crews will work through the night. use alternate routes.”in a late statement tuesday, mndot






mndot to road cleanup volunteers: good job, but there's more


by the looks of the landscape, our homes are not the only thing in need of spring cleaning. the ditches and medians along our highways need lots of attention, too.drivers have tossed plastic bags, food wrappers, cigarette butts and all sorts of rubbish out car windows. they’ve left sofas, refrigerators and “anything else they want to get rid of,” said ernest lloyd, mndot’s statewide adopt a highway program manager.not only are those litterbug scofflaws guilty of a petty misdemeanor, they’re making things unsightly. “the ditch is not your trash can,” lloyd said.last year, 45,000 volunteers spent more than 180,000 hours picking up after those who left a mess, and they stuffed bags with more than 960,000 pounds of litter.volunteers representing schools, businesses, faith-based organizations,






volunteers to clean up roads saved mndot $7m last year


by the looks of the landscape, our homes are not the only thing in need of spring cleaning. the ditches and medians along our highways need lots of attention, too.drivers have tossed plastic bags, food wrappers, cigarette butts and all sorts of rubbish out car windows. they’ve left sofas, refrigerators and “anything else they want to get rid of,” said ernest lloyd, mndot’s statewide adopt a highway program manager.not only are those litterbug scofflaws guilty of a petty misdemeanor, they’re making things unsightly. “the ditch is not your trash can,” lloyd said.last year, 45,000 volunteers spent more than 180,000 hours picking up after those who left a mess, and they stuffed bags with more than 960,000 pounds of litter.volunteers representing schools, businesses, faith-based organizations,






work inside portland tunnel on i-94 brings overnight closure tuesday


work inside the portland avenue tunnel on eastbound i-94 will put drivers on detour during the overnight hours from tuesday night to wednesday morning, the minnesota department of transportation said.drivers will be directed south on i-35w to 46th street where they will be able to turn around and head back north on i-35w and access eastbound i-94.the detour will be in place from 11 p.m. tuesday until 5 a.m. monday.  at the same time, the ramp from eastbound i-394 to eastbound i-94 also will be closed, mndot said.during the closure, crews will be replacing tiles inside the tunnel, patching leaks in the ceiling and other "minor repairs," said spokesman david aeikens.the work is part of the mndot's i-94 minneapolis to brooklyn center project that started in march. in that project, the agency






former mndot commissioner has died


richard p. braun, 91, who served as commissioner of the minnesota department of transportation from 1979 to 1986, died tuesday according to the department.a professional civil engineer, braun led mndot under republican gov. al quie and dfl gov. rudy perpich.mndot commissioner charles zelle said thursday braun is "warmly remembered. he was very inspiring for many of us. at mndot he was really a foundation of a lot of our culture of innovation and professionalism. he stayed in touch with us and all of our projects."in a statement thursday, gov. mark dayton said, "he was one of the finest public servants i have ever known. he combined unsurpassed transportation expertise with impeccable integrity and genuine personal warmth. he led the department of transportation and served the people of min






former mndot commissioner richard braun has died at 91


richard p. braun, 91, who served as commissioner of the minnesota department of transportation from 1979 to 1986, died tuesday according to the department.a professional civil engineer, braun led mndot under republican gov. al quie and dfl gov. rudy perpich.mndot commissioner charles zelle said thursday braun is “warmly remembered. he was very inspiring for many of us. at mndot he was really a foundation of a lot of our culture of innovation and professionalism. he stayed in touch with us and all of our projects.”in a statement thursday, gov. mark dayton said, “he was one of the finest public servants i have ever known. he combined unsurpassed transportation expertise with impeccable integrity and genuine personal warmth. he led the department of transportation and served the people of min






lawmakers fume over blacked-out mndot records


a redacted page that mndot provided to lawmakersappalling. disrespectful. disappointing. arrogant. those were some of the words lawmakers used to describe what they received - or more properly, what they didn't receive - after they asked for data from the minnesota department of transportation.even lawmakers sometimes have trouble getting information out of government, and while the toughest language at the house civil law and data practices policy committee last thursday came from republicans, even dfl rep. john lesch of st. paul mentioned the possibility of using a subpoena to get answers.the redacted records, a sample of which is above, and more below, relate to $105 million transportation spending through a federal program called the fast act. the data spat arose during a dispute over






lawmakers fume over blacked-out mndot records


a redacted page that mndot provided to lawmakersappalling. disrespectful. disappointing. arrogant. those were some of the words lawmakers used to describe what they received - or more properly, what they didn't receive - after they asked for data from the minnesota department of transportation.even lawmakers sometimes have trouble getting information out of government, and while the toughest language at the house civil law and data practices policy committee last thursday came from republicans, even dfl rep. john lesch of st. paul mentioned the possibility of using a subpoena to get answers.the redacted records, a sample of which is above, and more below, relate to $105 million transportation spending through a federal program called the fast act. the data spat arose during a dispute over






new traffic configuration in place on i-94 in east metro


motorists on i-94 in the east metro will notice that new lane configurations are now in place between mounds boulevard and century avenue.overnight, mndot reduced eastbound i-94 to two lanes with the far left lane designed to carry through traffic and the far right lane to carry traffic exiting to local streets. it's an arrangement similar to one mndot is using in the north metro on i-694 in shoreview.the new configuration on i-94 was put into place wednesday night because crews finished paving all the westbound i-94 lanes a little ahead of schedule. crews will now go to work resurfacing the eastbound lanes.the new arrangement will be in place until august, mndot says.with repairs complete, stillwater lift bridge reopens






lawmakers fume over blacked-out mndot records


a redacted page that mndot provided to lawmakersappalling. disrespectful. disappointing. arrogant.those were some of the words state house members used to describe what they received — or more properly, what they didn’t receive — after they asked for records from the minnesota department of transportation.the heavily redacted documents outlined the $105 million in federal transportation money that dfl gov. mark dayton and the gop-controlled legislature are squabbling over, information republican legislators say is essential to making the most well-informed decisions about road spending.members of the house committee that deals with data practices last week were concerned about the big black boxes that blocked out some of the e-mails and other records created by state officials while drafti






$500,000 bonus could get hwy. 169 bridge in edina open sooner


the minnesota department of transportation (mndot) on wednesday said it is offering a $500,000 bonus to the contractor building the new hwy. 169 causeway over the nine mile creek in edina if workers can get it done and open to traffic by late september.that’s a month earlier than planned, but it’s a realistic goal: the $64 million project that has had the highway shut down between bren road and lincoln drive/5th street for the past eight months is ahead of schedule, said mndot spokesman david aeikens.“the people who live in the communities and use the hwy. 169 corridor have been extremely patient,” aeikens said. “they want to see that area open as soon as possible. mndot is trying to do just that.”on monday, contractor ames construction will begin pouring concrete for the new 3,000-foot ex






new traffic configuration in place on i-94 in east metro


motorists on i-94 in the east metro will notice that new lane configurations are now in place between mounds boulevard and century avenue.overnight, mndot reduced eastbound i-94 to two lanes with the far left lane designed to carry through traffic and the far right lane to carry traffic exiting to local streets. it's an arrangement similar to one mndot is using in the north metro on i-694 in shoreview.the new configuration on i-94 was put into place wednesday night because crews finished paving all the westbound i-94 lanes a little ahead of schedule. crews will now go to work resurfacing the eastbound lanes.the new arrangement will be in place until august, mndot says.with repairs complete, stillwater lift bridge reopensnewer posttrucks, buses ignoring ban cause damage in lowry tunnel






counting homeless people — and hoping to get the number right


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