If you plan to get away for the July Fourth holiday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds you to use extra caution while traveling through highway work zones.  MnDOT officials say that many projects will be shut down for the holiday, but there are still many work zones around the state that will affect travel.

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Here are a few projects in Southern Minnesota to be made aware of:

  • I-35 Owatonna to Albert Lea – single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic
  • Highway 63 south of Spring Valley to Iowa border – closed, detour
  • I-90 between St. Charles and Eyota – single-lane traffic in both directions, slow traffic
  • I-90 near Alden, Jackson and between Adrian and Rushmore – two-way, two lane traffic with crossovers, ramp closures, reduced speeds
  • Highway 59 in Marshall – short detour

For a complete list of projects, including construction dates and traffic impacts, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html. MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zonesand never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

Check www.511mn.org to get advance information about road construction and detours.