Heading to the cabin this weekend? Watch out for this construction work


AAA estimates 38 million Americans will drive for Memorial Day weekend – that's the most in 11 years and the second-highest on record, a news release says.

The good news? Gas is cheaper than it was at this time last year.

The bad news? There's road construction all over the state of Minnesota.

Although the Minnesota Department of Transportation tries to suspend work on most projects over the holiday weekend, there are still plenty of work zones people should plan around, a news release says.

Here's a map of the ongoing construction projects around the state (for a look at just the Twin Cities, click here):

If you're heading up north, be prepared for construction on Interstate 94, and some other central and northern Minnesota roadways.

MnDOT says people going from the Twin Cities to Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and other northwestern Minnesota areas may see long delays on Interstate 94 – there are several resurfacing and reconstruction projects.

And on I-94 between St. Cloud and Collegeville/St. John's, significant delays are expected – there's only one lane of traffic open there through September.

Highway 169 north of Milaca is also reduced to one lane in each direction.

In the Brainerd Lakes area, motorists will encounter a detour on County Road 11 in Pequot Lakes as crews work to expand Highway 371 to four lanes north of Nisswa.

For all ongoing road construction projects in Minnesota, click here.

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