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Weekend traffic: Delays expected on I-94 north of the Twin Cities

North of the Twin Cities drivers can expect delays on I-94 between Clearwater and Monticello as the freeway will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.


New BRT line to run on Chicago Avenue on the drawing board

This week the Drive told you about how plans for the new bus rapid transit (BRT) line on Penn Avenue are progressing. On Thursday, Metro Transit will share its plans for another BRT line that is in the works.


Watch where you park; street sweeping begins Tuesday in Minneapolis

It's a big job, but starting Tuesday crews in Minneapolis will get to work on cleaning 1,000 miles of city streets.


Road work could tangle traffic on Rockford Road in Plymouth

A short-term maintenance project will make it more difficult for drivers on Rockford Road in Plymouth.


Portion of I-35E in east metro to shut down for two straight weekends

Good news, west-metro drivers: No construction work is in store this weekend for Interstate 35W in Minneapolis. But I-35E in the east-metro will see some.

Minneapolis drivers get a reprieve from freeway closures, but east metro drivers will be put on detour as the Minnesota Department of Transportation closes a portion of I-35E this weekend and next.


Department of Public Safety video shows the danger when motorists don't stop for school buses

Fines for drivers who run school bus stop arms went up to $500 on Aug. 1 and a video released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shows why.


Ride hailing giant Uber marks five years in the Twin Cities

The first Uber ride in the City of Lakes was taken on Oct. 1, 2012, said company spokeswoman Charity Jackson.


Prep work begins ahead of bridge replacement project on Hwy. 169 in Champlin

MnDOT did some emergency repairs to shore up the deteriorating bridge decks in 2015, but now the agency is going back to replace them.


Look for lane closures and travel delays on I-94 in St. Paul and Minneapolis this week

For past two years, drivers in the east metro have navigated lane closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reconstructed Interstate 94 between Mounds Boulevard and Century Avenue. The good news is that the project is almost done.


Weekend traffic: One more I-35W closure and shut downs on the Blue and Green lines

Travelers will find the biggest traffic hassles in south Minneapolis where Interstate I-35W will close between downtown and the Crosstown Hwy. 62 for the second consecutive weekend and a portion of the Blue Line will be off line Friday night through Monday morning.


Lawmaker dismayed at decision to shut down 35W this weekend

Interstate 35W, looking toward downtown Minneapolis.

Minnesota House Transportation Finance Chairman Paul Torkelson said he is disappointed the department is carrying on with the closure when as many as 200,000 people could be making their way into downtown Minneapolis.


Expect major traffic woes with I-35W closure and Sunday's marathon

Like runners participating in Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon, motorists also will be trying to record good travel times as they navigate race course closures and a shut down of Interstate 35W between Crosstown Hwy. 62 and downtown Minneapolis.


Wrong-way driver led to crash that killed 2 teens, shut down I-94 in Mpls.

The eastbound lanes of I-94 at Dowling Avenue in north Minneapolis have reopened following a four-hour closure due to a fatal crash.


Overnight Lowry Hill Tunnel, I-35W closures set for this week

Attention late-night drivers: Two of the metro area's busiest freeways will be shut down during the overnight hours this week. They include I-35W in Bloomington and I-94 in downtown Minneapolis.


Weekend traffic: One last closure on I-94, busy on the sports scene

The first full weekend of fall is shaping up to be a warm one, perfect for romping through a corn maze or checking out the bright yellow, red and orange tree leaves.


It's National Child Passenger Safety week. Is your child properly buckled up?

This is National Child Passenger Safety Week as proclaimed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the time of year when parents of children are urged to be sure their young passengers are buckled up and in the correct car seat for their age and size.


Overturned truck leads to long delays on I-494 in Mendota Heights

A semitrailer truck rolled over on the ramp from Dodd Road to westbound I-494 Monday morning leading to a huge backup extending more than 8 miles into Woodbury, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.


Weekend traffic: Another I-94 road closure, more light-rail maintenance

The biggest curve ball for drivers this weekend won't be delivered by Twins ace Ervin Santana, rather the Minnesota Department of Transportation which will close the eastbound lanes of I-94 between Brooklyn Center and downtown Minneapolis.


Heavy traffic expected ahead of Monday night's Vikings game

Commuters and Vikings fans had pre-season taste of what traffic can be like in downtown Minneapolis when there is a weekday football game. On Monday, it's the real drill as Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints come to U.S. Bank Stadium for a 6:10 p.m. game.


Metro Transit sets State Fair and daily Green Line ridership record

The Green Line also had its highest single-day ridership on Aug. 31.