Thursday, May 2, 2013
MnDOT delayed the closures because of weather.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday that lane closures along Interstate 94 were delayed due to weather. The left lane on both east- and westbound I-94 between Century Avenue and the Interstate 694/494 interchange will be closed starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 2, according to the release. The lanes were initially set close May 1, but the work was delayed due to weather. Crews will install “structures for an overhead bridge to support a new electronic traffic sign” for westbound vehicles, according to the release. The lanes are expected to reopen by May 23. People can visit www.511mn.org for real-time traffic updates. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Woodbury Fire Department was able to quickly extinguish both.
The Woodbury Fire Department was able to extinguish two grass fires that broke out along Interstate 94 on Tuesday afternoon. The first call came in at about 12:30 p.m., and the second fire was going by the time crews arrived, said Michelle Okada, Public Safety spokeswoman. Both fires, which sent plumes of smoke in the air and prompted several emergency calls, were on the north side of the freeway, she said. One was west of Inwood Avenue (Radio Drive). The other was about a quarter mile east near Interstate 694, Okada said. Firefighters were able to extinguish both by about 12:50 p.m., and crews were gone by about 1 p.m. It’s unclear at this point what started the fires, or if one started the other, Okada said. Like us on Facebook | …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The work is set to begin May 1.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that short-term lane closures along Interstate 94 will begin May 1. The left lane in both directions of the freeway will be closed between Highway 120 and the 694/494 interchange starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 1. The lanes are expected to reopen in mid-May. During the closures, crews will install structures for an overhead bridge to support a new electronic traffic sign for westbound traffic, according to the release. MnDOT advises motorists to plan alternate routes and allow extra time for travel. People can also check www.511mn.org for real-time traffic information. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, April 15, 2013
Open house events are planned for April 25-27.
The Oakdale Radco is now open. “It’s been really exciting today,” Chris Brakken, general manager, said Monday, April 15, the first day the shop opened. “We’ve had so many people that are excited that we’re moving into the area.” The Oakdale location marks the eighth for Minnesota-based Radco, which specializes in truck accessories. Lines include: Luverne Truck, Westin, Putco, Access Cover, Edge, MagnaFlow, Thule, Curt Hitches, according to its website. It offers an array of products, but “any built-on truck accessory is what we’re all about,” said Brakken, adding that Radco manufactures and installs its own line of aluminum toppers. (He owns a Dodge Ram.) A number of events are scheduled for April 25-27, including a “Crazy 8s” promotion, “…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Members of the Gateway Corridor Commission addressed concerns of mass transit opponents at last week's Washington County Board meeting.
Plans to update the I-94 "Gateway Corridor" with some form of high-speed mass transit from St. Paul into western Wisconsin were discussed at last week's Washington County Board meeting, according to a Woodbury Bulletin article by Riham Feshir. According to the Gateway Corridor Commission website: After extensive analysis and considerable public involvement from business leaders and residents in the community, the Gateway Corridor Commission identified two options – a dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and a Light Rail Transit (LRT) line along Hudson Road from St. Paul to Woodbury – as the best options for the region. At the board meeting last week, residents voiced concerns about how the project would affect current bus schedules they …
Monday, February 4, 2013
An Oakdale man was involved in a five-vehicle crash on Saturday.
An Oakdale man was struck by two vehicles on I-94 Saturday. Randy S. McTigue, 50, was involved in a minor crash with two other vehicles near the Minnesota 280 exit around 7 a.m. When McTigue got out of his car to speak with the other drivers, two other vehicles hit him, according to a report by the Pioneer Press. McTigue was taken to Regions Hospital where he was in serious condition. McTigue's condition changed from serious to fair condition on Sunday, according to Regions Hospital. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free email newsletter
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hudson business owner and philanthropist Paul Rode is spending 24 hours waving the American flag on the Stagecoach Trail overpass over I-94 to help passing motorists remember the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Paul Rode, then a restaurant manager at Barker's Bar & Grill, was so moved by the events that he went to Walmart, bought an American flag and began waving it on a freeway overpass. Over the past 11 years, Rode has advanced in his career. He now owns The Agave Kitchen and Charlie's Barbershop & Shave. He still buys a flag every year and returns to an Interstate 94 overpass and spends time waving the flag to passing motorists. All 11 of his flags for the years 2001-2011 now hang in his garage. Just as he did last year, Rode and friends will wave flags on the Stagecoach Trail overpass over Interstate-94 for 24 hours. Firetrucks and EMS vehicles from area emergency services agencies are scheduled to drive past the flag …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The pavement buckled from Manning Avenue to the St. Croix River due to the heat Monday.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
MnDOT has studied the issue and considered reconstructing the Interstate 94-Interstate 694 interchange.
It happened again Sunday. A semi truck overturned on the cloverleaf from Interstate 694 to eastbound Interstate 94 in Woodbury. “Semis have been tipping over at that cloverleaf for years,” said Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has also taken note of the frequency of semis overturning and conducted studies of that cloverleaf, said Chad Erickson, a traffic specialist with MnDOT. “It’s that southbound loop that we have an issue with,” he said. While Erickson said the Woodbury cloverleaf isn’t the most used design, he attributed the problem more to the volume of traffic in that area and how trucks enter the ramp. “There’s a whole host of factors involved with (semis tipping),” he said. “It’s …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The car fire broke out Saturday afternoon on the north side of I-94 near Woodbury Drive.
A mechanical problem sparked a fire that led to a vehicle on Interstate 94 becoming engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon. It was an older car with about 180,000 miles on it, said Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. A teenager from Hudson, Wis., was driving the vehicle, which started smoking after being driven only a few miles, Wallgren said. There were three other teens in the car at the time and they all escaped unharmed, Wallgren said. They were on a scavenger hunt. The car was pulled over on the shoulder on the north side of I-94 near Woodbury Drive. Be sure to follow Oakdale Patch on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletters, which send you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on …