You will likely have more success finding road construction than a lunker this fishing-opening weekend in Minnesota. Many projects continue and others are beginning. The department of transportation offers an overview of Greater Minnesota which shows a fair amount of roadwork around southern Minnesota.

To review a few of the projects in the immediate listening area, the I-35 bridge replacement work south of Owatonna means single-lane traffic in each direction in the southbound lanes. This is the second year of the two-year project. The northbound Straight River Rest Area is closed as a result of the construction.

Highway 13 from New Richland to Waseca is getting culverts replaced and the roadway repaved. The detour includes I-35. Highway 14 & 15 in New Ulm has a detour as the Gateway project advances. Highway 169 from St. Peter to LeSueur is single-lane.

MNDOT reminds motorists to slow down in construction zones.

Breaking news: Senate bonding bill includes funding to expand Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge Center to four lanes.