MnDOT: Say goodbye to hundreds of construction projects – for now

It's almost time to start complaining about winter driving.
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We're finally getting a break from the road construction that annoys Minnesotans every summer.

The Department of Transportation says that many of their 246 construction projects around the state are done for the season, which means fewer closures and hopefully, less traffic woes.

Big projects they've completed include the Dresbach Bridge in southeastern Minnesota, I-94 in central Minnesota, and the I-94 interchange at Highway 75 in Moorhead, a news release said.

Here's the full list of 2016 projects and their status, with many listed as "complete."

There's still some going on this weekend

Of course, road construction is never totally over.

But it's the last weekend traffic impacts report that we'll see until next year, the department said.

In the Twin Cities, Hwy. 100 is down to two lanes in each direction between Minnetonka Blvd and 36th Street in St. Louis Park until late Saturday. Even after the work is done, the ramp from southbound Hwy. 100 to 50th St and Vernon Ave. will be closed until mid-December.

From Monday night through Tuesday afternoon, eastbound I-94 from St. Paul to Maplewood will be reduced to a single lane. But once the closure is complete, the area will be ready for winter travel, with lanes and ramps as they were before work started, MnDOT said.

And motorists will continue to find temporary lane and shoulder closures on I-35 between Pine City and Hinckley until the project is completed, which is anticipated this weekend.

Here's the weekend traffic impacts statewide.

As for what to expect in the future, check out this list of possible plans, studies, and projects on our highways.

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