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Friday traffic: Slow-downs forming on I-94 in Minneapolis

Friday traffic: Slow-downs forming on I-94 in Minneapolis

As the peak of the rush hour approaches, traffic is getting tight on westbound I-94 heading into downtown Minneapolis. Speeds drop around the Mississippi River and it's snug over to the Lowry Hill Tunnel.


Distracted driver hits Edina squad while trying to find her phone

Distracted driver hits Edina squad while trying to find her phone

The driver admitted she was tired and was reaching to grab her phone with the collision occurred just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.


Thursday traffic: Major delays continue on I-94 in Maple Grove, Mpls.

Thursday traffic: Major delays continue on I-94 in Maple Grove, Mpls.

Traffic on eastbound I-94 is getting back up to freeway speed after a wreck in the vicinity of Hwy. 610 in Maple Grove has cleared.


Traffic update: Easing up on I-35W, still slow on I-94 in Minneapolis

Traffic update: Easing up on I-35W, still slow on I-94 in Minneapolis

Travel times have dropped on southbound I-35W in Minneapolis now that previous crashes and stalls in the work zone have cleared. Things are almost back to normal between Hennepin Avenue and Crosstown.


Big delays develop on west I-94 as lane in downtown Mpls. closes

Big delays develop on west I-94 as lane in downtown Mpls. closes

The Minnesota Department of Transportation warned drivers using westbound I-94 that they would experience delays when one lane on the freeway between Chicago Avenue and Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis closed.


Weekend travel: 35W in south Mpls. closed; parts of light-rail lines shut down

Monday will be the first weekday since the state shut down the main entrances from Interstate 35W into and out of downtown.

Metro area roads are awash with closures and detour signs, and this weekend construction spreads to the rails. Portions of both the Green Line and Blue Line will be shut down, as will Interstate 35W between downtown Minneapolis and the Crosstown.


All lanes and ramps open following semi rollover on I-35W in Minneapolis

All lanes and ramps open following semi rollover on I-35W in Minneapolis

Traffic jams have abated in downtown Minneapolis after a semitrailer truck that overturned had blocked lanes on southbound I-35W for a couple hours Thursday had been towed away and lanes and ramps in the area reopened.


Law enforcement to crack down on distracted driving along Hwy. 36

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol and other agencies will be on patrol to "keep people's mind on the road versus on their phones or whatever else they are distracted with," said Sgt. Brad Marquardt.


Six-week road closure on Dodd Road in West St. Paul starts Tuesday

At 6 a.m. Tuesday, Hwy. 149, also known as Dodd Road, closes between Butler Avenue and Wentworth Avenue as an Xcel Energy project gets underway.


I-94 in Minneapolis down for the weekend; 35W closing Sunday

Get ready for more construction on Interstate 35W south of downtown Minneapolis.

It's only appropriate that Saturday serves up the St. Paul Summer Beer Festival at the State Fairgrounds because with two freeways in Minneapolis shut down and a host of other road-construction roadblocks on the calendar, a drink might be in order, just not while driving.


Another I-35W closure will complicate travel in Mpls. this weekend

The intersection of I-494 and I-35W.

Motorists in Minneapolis just can't catch a break and will have to endure another weekend with a freeway closure.


Weekend traffic: A spate of road work for holiday travelers

With the Memorial Day weekend kicking off the unofficial start of summer, millions will take to the roads for a getaway, AAA says, and locally the biggest travel may be outside the metro area as road work on Interstate 35 north and south of the metro area has the potential to tie up traffic.


Weekend traffic: I-35W flyover bridge is coming down; three-year closure in store

In addition to the third straight weekend closure of Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis, MnDOT will demolish the flyover bridge from northbound Interstate 35W to westbound Interstate 94. It will be closed until 2021.


State's cleanest gas station restrooms are at Kwik Trip, survey finds

Gasbuddy ranked gas station restrooms in all 50 states to guide drivers to the perfect pit stop.


Weekend traffic: Closures on I-394 and I-94 in Minneapolis will put drivers on detour

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding anglers heading to this weekend's fishing opener to plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get to their destination. The advice holds true for motorists traveling in downtown Minneapolis where two freeways will be closed.


Single lane traffic begins this morning on Hwy. 169 in Champlin

The inevitable has arrived for drivers in the north metro who use Hwy. 169 through Champlin and Brooklyn Park.


Reminder: I-94 shut down in both directions in downtown Mpls.

Reminder: I-94 shut down in both directions in downtown Mpls.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut the freeway down between Interstates 394 and 35W for the next three weekends to allow crews refurbish the Irene Hixon Whitney pedestrian bridge spanning I-94 and connecting the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park.


Now arriving at MSP: Jet Blue begins service today

JetBlue's head of air service, and ground crew members waved goodbye as JetBlue flight 836 begins service at MSP to Boston Thursday May 3, 2018 Bloomi

Jet Blue will operate out of Terminal 2 and will offer three non-stop flights between the Twin Cities and Boston on Airbus A320 aircraft.


Detour now in place along University Avenue in NE. Mpls, Columbia Heights

Detour now in place along University Avenue in NE. Mpls, Columbia Heights

Cones and barriers went up Monday morning on University Avenue in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights as a road resurfacing project got underway.


Weekend traffic: Park Avenue closure, I-35 traffic shift in northeast metro

Rock band Bon Jovi just might croon its popular song "Have a Nice Day" during its Saturday night concert at Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Motorists, on the other hand, will likely be singing a different tune as they navigate around a slew of road construction projects.