Tag: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Free half-bridge

The replacement of a 57 year-old bridge that crosses international borders is leaving Minnesota and Canada with half a bridge each. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is giving away their half of the bridge that spans the Rainy River between Baudette and Canada. As the Star Tribune reports, the free half-bridge has a catch. Anyone who wants it will have […]

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Spring snow in Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Recent snow fall across Minnesota has put a damper on spring fever. The Minnesota Department of Transportation knows all too well how a little snow can upset other projects or plans. JP Gillach, the Public Affairs Coordinator at the St. Cloud office, says that “When you plow snow for a living and your MnDOT, you don’t every really think […]

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