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MnDOT offers traffic reports on fishing opener weekend

Posted: May 11, 2012 - 8:34pm

Anglers and other Minnesota travelers are encouraged to avoid traffic jams by using the state’s 511 road traveler information tool to plan the trip to their favorite fishing hole or other destination, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced.

Besides increased car, truck and boat trailer traffic on the state’s highways, motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours resulting from the more than 300 transportation projects that are underway this construction season. Motorists should be prepared for slower moving traffic, and should use extra caution in highway work zones to avoid injury or death to themselves or highway workers.

To avoid delays, MnDOT advises motorists to call 5-1-1 or go to www.511mn.org <http://www.511mn.org> to get advance information about road construction and detours.

In particular, during the weekend of May 11-13, motorists may encounter delays on heavily traveled routes, including these spots in Greater Minnesota:

• Highway 23 - from east of St. Cloud to Foley.

• Highway 10 - from Big Lake to Clear Lake.

• Highway 10 - south of Little Falls to Royalton.

• Highway 371 - from Pequot Lakes to south of Pine River.

• Highway 11 - east of Baudette.

· U.S. Highway 2 bypass in Bemidji.

• Highway 53/Highway 33 - near Independence.

• I-35 at various locations between White Bear Lake and Duluth.

• Highway 169 - in Grand Rapids.

• Highway 210 - from Carlton to McGregor.