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Friday, June 24, 2016

Nighttime lane and ramp closures to occur on I-94 in St. Paul on June 26

Motorists will encounter nighttime lane and ramp closures on Interstate 94 in St. Paul starting at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Traffic lanes will be reduced beneath the MacKubin Street pedestrian and bike bridge.
In addition, drivers will not be able to access the following I-94 entrance ramps: 
The 5th Street, 6th Street, Dale Street and Western Avenue westbound entrance ramps will close. The Snelling Avenue, Lexington Avenue, Pascal Street and Dale Street eastbound entrance ramp will also close.
All lanes and ramps will reopen by 2 a.m. Monday, June 27.
The closure is necessary as crews set up traffic control barriers and make traffic switches to I-94 to facilitate the work on the new MacKubin Street and Grotto Street pedestrian and bike bridges, which are being rebuilt this summer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Northbound Highway 3 closing in Farmington June 24-27

Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on Highway 3 between Highway 50 and  just south of 213th/Main Street in Farmington beginning Friday, June 24.


Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, June 24, northbound Highway 3 will be closed between Highway 50 and just south of 213/Main Street as crews install pipe beneath the road.


Motorists should follow the signed detour using Highway 50, Pilot Knob Road and 195th Street in order to bypass the closure.


The road is expected to be reopened to a single lane in each direction between Highway 50 and Main Street by 5 a.m. Monday, June 27.


The construction will provide a smoother road surface, extend the life of the pavement, close or modify access to Highway 3, improve drainage and update pedestrian crossings to meet modern ADA requirements. 


For more information about this project


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Correction: Accident Update

The following is an update on the hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of 10-year-old Caylin Donovan in Aitkin County on June 10.


Two adults from Hastings were taken into custody today after a tip from the public aided the Minnesota State Patrol investigation. The State Patrol and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested Steven Lee Meier, 44, and Deborah Lynn Chandler, 45, both of Hastings.


Following their arrests in Hastings, Meier and Chandler were taken to the Aitkin County jail where they await formal charges by the Aitkin County Attorney.


Caylin Donovan of Lake Park, Minn., was struck and killed just before 8 p.m. on June 10 while walking on Highway 18 near Mille Lacs Lake. The State Patrol continues to ask anyone who may have information about the case to call them at 218-316-3025.


The State Patrol is also asking for the public's help in finding the vehicle involved in a separate hit-and-run crash that also occurred in Aitkin County on June 10.


Authorities believe 85-year-old Margaret Ann Johnson was struck and killed by a vehicle near her mailbox on the shoulder of Highway 47 approximately 3.5 miles east of Aitkin.


Investigators are asking anyone who saw Johnson near her mailbox that day between noon and 1 p.m. to call with any information. Witnesses may call the State Patrol at 218-316-3026or the Aitkin County Sheriff at 218-927-7435.