Motorists should also be alert for more people walking and bicycling as many children return to school beginning Tuesday.

Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures, and detours. MnDOT recommends that motorists be prepared for slower moving traffic, think about using alternate routes, and call 5-1-1 or go to to get information about road construction detours.

Southern Minnesota highway projects that could affect weekend or first day of school travel Aug. 30-Sept. 3 include:

I-90 Freeborn County – Single-lane traffic in each direction, reduced speeds, ramp closures and detours

I-90 Fairmont to Blue Earth – Single-lane traffic, reduced speeds and overpass bridge

Highway 60 St. James – Single-lane traffic in each direction

Hwy 16 Spring Valley to Dexter – Hwy 16 detoured from Hwy 63 to I-90 through Sept. 6
Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit Motorists also can stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media and signing up for email updates for major projects at

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