The Minnesota Department of Transportation remains open and will continue to provide services to Minnesotans. Following guidance from state health officials to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and protect public health, many MnDOT employees are now working remotely and the agency has adjusted some services, events and operations. You will find the latest details below.

What’s open

  • MnDOT maintenance and construction services continue.
  • Transportation offices remain open to the public.
  • Rest areas statewide are currently open. Onsite workers have been provided with personal protective equipment and are using hospital-grade disinfectants every half hour or immediately after multiple people leave a rest area building.
  • While all Minnesotans are being encouraged to stay home as much as possible and avoid non-essential travel, roads and state highways remain open. (Note that some closures are possible due to weather, flooding or other circumstances unrelated to COVID-19. Please check for latest conditions in your area.)

Postponed events

  • All previously scheduled MnDOT-hosted meetings, conferences, training and other programs.
  • Open houses for upcoming construction projects through at least April 15. We are looking at alternative ways to host these meetings online and gather public input.


Although MnDOT offices are open, we encourage the public to do business with us by phone, email or online. Here are some options:

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