MnDOT urges drivers to slow down in work zones over Memorial Day weekend
(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages all motorists traveling during the 2022 Memorial Day holiday weekend to slow down and focus on safety when driving through work zones.
“While daily traffic volumes in the Metro area are still slightly down, we anticipate Memorial Day travel statewide will be similar to pre-pandemic levels,” said Brian Kary, traffic operations director, MnDOT’s Regional Transportation Management Center. “Motorists should drive the speed limit and be prepared to slow down or stop – especially as they approach and travel through work zones.”
MnDOT advises motorists to check 511mn.org and plan their routes before they go. In addition, motorists should expect quickly changing road conditions, slower traffic, narrow lanes, lane shifts, detours and delays as they travel through work zones throughout the state.
Some significant work zones to watch for May 26–30 include:
- Highway 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls – Lane closures with single-lane traffic in each direction, lane shifts, reduced speed limit; southbound exits within work zone can be accessed at Goodhue County Road 1.
- Highway 60 east to Zumbro Falls – Detour between Highway 52 and Highway 63; access detour at Highway 58 in Zumbrota.
- Highway 61 Wabasha to Minnesota City – Lane closures and detour at Highway 42 south of Kellogg.
- Highway 14 New Ulm to Nicollet – Detour. Road is closed to through traffic.
- Eastbound I-90 Sherburn to Fairmont – Reduced to single lane.
- Eastbound Highways 15/60 near Madelia – Detours, Highway 15/60 reduced to a single lane, ramp closures
- Highway 14 near Eagle Lake – Reduced to single lane in each direction.
- Hwy 4 Cosmos to Grove City – Detour. Road closed.