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Minnesota DOT’s 2023 Construction Season Advanced Nearly 230 Projects that Improve Mobility, Safety, and Accessibility

ST. PAUL, MN — As temperatures continue to cool and winter settles across the state, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces that the agency advanced or completed 227 road and bridge projects during the 2023 construction season.
“[Last] year’s construction season resulted in safer roads, bridges, intersections, and improved accessibility for people who use active transportation to walk, bike, or roll to local destinations throughout the state,” said MnDOT Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger. “In addition to resurfacing roads and improving or replacing bridges, crews installed proven safety infrastructure around the state, including nearly 42 miles of center cable median barrier, and more than 30 J-turn intersections or roundabouts. We thank Minnesota travelers for their patience throughout this construction activity, and for slowing down and staying attentive in work zones to keep our workers safe.”
Major Projects Completed in 2023
Notable road construction projects completed during the 2023 construction season include the Third Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, Highway 52 between Zumbrota and Cannon Falls, Highway 14 between New Ulm and Nicollet (which completes a continuous four-lane highway between New Ulm and Rochester), Highway 23 expansion between Paynesville and Richmond, and three bridge projects along Highway 61 near Lake Superior’s north shore. Other significant projects completed in 2023 include:
Twin Cities
  • Third Avenue bridge - Minneapolis
  • Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue - Minneapolis
  • Highway 21 - Jordan
  • Highway 169 Interchange - New Hope, Plymouth
Northern Minnesota (MnDOT Districts 1 and 2)
  • Highway 61 - Stewart River and Silver Creek
  • Highway 61 - Pigeon River
  • Highway 38 - Bigfork
  • Highway 1/169 - Tower
  • Highway 34 - Akeley
  • Highway 59 - south of Thief River Falls
  • Highway 75/171 - north of Hallock
  • Highway 197 - Bemidji
Central Minnesota (MnDOT Districts 3 and 4)
  • Highway 10/23 - St. Cloud
  • Highway 25 - Brainerd
  • Highway 169 - Aitkin
  • Highway 169 - Elk River
  • I-94 - Alexandria
  • Highway 34 - between Detroit Lakes and Osage
  • Highway 9 - Barnesville Complete Streets
Southeast Minnesota (MnDOT District 6)
  • Highway 52 - Zumbrota to Cannon Falls
  • Highway 61 - Lake City to Red Wing
  • Highway 57 - Kasson
  • Interstate 35 - Faribault
Southwest Minnesota (MnDOT District 7 and District 8)
  • Highway 14 - New Ulm to Nicollet
  • Highway 23 - New London to Paynesville
  • Highway 7 - Lester Prairie
  • Highway 212 - Renville to Granite Falls
  • Highway 15/60 - Madelia
  • Interstate 90 - Blue Earth to Wells
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