MnDOT has announced the beginning of the 2020 construction season, with 188 road and bridge projects scheduled across the state. The governor’s Executive Order designates construction and utility workers as critical sector employees, which means the Stay-at Home Order does not apply to them.
The lack of road traffic due to the Stay-at Home Order has allowed MnDOT to accelerate some projects, including improvements to Highway 5 near the airport. The lack of daytime traffic has also allowed MnDOT to avoid some night shifts and will help to keep construction workers safer on the job. Social distancing guidelines from the CDC will continue to be adhered to on state construction projects. A full list of projects can be found on MnDOT’s website.