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MNDOT checks out a city lot

MNDOT excavation Evidently MNDOT has hired Pro Source Construction ProSource Technologies to check out the City of Northfield’s empty lot next to the City’s maintenance facility on Riverview Drive. I took this photo of an excavator finishing up last night after it had dug up quite a bit of the lot over the past two days. Why? To see if there’s nasty stuff that’s been dumped there over the years. I don’t know what they found but I’ll see what I can find out.

MNDOT is looking at alternatives for its sand/salt lot/facility at the corner of Woodley and Hwy 3, a site that the City might want for a new safety center.

Update 2/26, 11:30 am: I took these photos (below) this morning. Looks like they’ve unearthed old pipes, asphalt, concrete… and not too far down, the water table. (continued)

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MNDOT sign hacked on I-494; Northfield benefits

courtesy of http://atom.smasher.org/highway/ Electronic road signs are being hacked all over the country. (See this Jan. 28 story titled Texas Road Sign Hacked To Warn Drivers About Upcoming Zombies.) And now it’s happening here in MN.

While driving Interstate 494 near Bush Lake Road in Edina yesterday, I noticed that someone hacked the MNDOT sign near Bush Lake Road and inserted a message with a Northfield slant. Could it have been those guys at Monster Games in cahoots with Ross?