Blue Line trains have resumed service between 38th Street and downtown Minneapolis after service was disrupted for about two and a half hours when a train derailed Friday morning.
One more weekend, motorists will have to endure a shut down of Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis, but this time only the southbound lanes will close.
Friday's drive to work has been uneventful compared for those taking the Blue Line to work. At 8:50 a.m., drivers were encountering few issues on the roads.
Metro Transit's light-rail vehicle No. 114 made its first run between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America on the Blue Line's opening day in June 2004.
Good news for motorists in the northeast metro. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened westbound I-694 after a semitrailer truck flipped over at McKnight Road. The lanes had been closed for nearly five hours.
The freeway was shut down for about 6 hours after a semi crossed the median and stuck on-coming vehicles, killing at least one person.
It's roadwork that is bringing traffic on northbound I-35 in Forest Lake to a standstill. MnDOT is working on a lane shift in conjunction with the resurfacing project that will run until fall.
Lexington Avenue in St. Paul will undergo resurfacing this week, and it's a road that motorists will likely want to avoid.
For the moment, the freeway system is crash free. Wrecks on southbound I-35W at County Road 88 in New Brighton. and southbound I-35E at Little Canada Road in Little Canada have cleared.
The Irish Fair of Minnesota on Harriet Island in St. Paul, the Pizza Luce Block Party in Minneapolis, Saints and Lynx games and a Zac Brown concert at Target Center - so many things to do and places to go this weekend. Road construction and a light-rail shut down might to make it hard to get to there.
A crash that had been blocking the left lane of northbound Hwy. 100 in near 50th Street in Edina has cleared and traffic is getting back up to speed.
At 8:35 a.m., a crash on eastbound I-94 at Cedar Avenue is the biggest traffic tangler. Westbound bogs down from the Mississippi River to the Lowry Hill Tunnel, largely due to construction ahead at Chicago Avenue
South metro commuters are navigating around car vs. truck crash on eastbound I-494 at France Avenue. The stack up begins back at Hwy. 100.
Commuters in the northwest metro are dealing with a little fog and that's slowing the drive along eastbound I-94 from St. Michael to Maple Grove.
Monday's rush hour begins with light levels of traffic and patchy fog.
MnDOT will complete a resurfacing project between County Road C and NE. 4th Street that it started last weekend while work south of downtown includes the demolition of the 40th Street pedestrian and bicycle bridge.
A MnDOT First Unit is picking up some debris on southbound I-494 near Stone Road in Minnetonka, and that is enough to create a small pocket of congestion. Northbound also is tight between I-394 and Excelsior Boulevard.
Traffic is stacked up on westbound I-94 from Hwy. 280 over to the Lowry Hill Tunnel, largely due to construction at the I-35W interchange. It's a 10 to 15-minute roll, not bad for the peak of the rush hour.
Congestion is starting to loosen across the system and rain has ended for the most part, but there are a few tough spots yet.
Problems also continue in Newport where a crash with injuries has traffic tangled on northbound Hwy. 61 at Glen Road.