The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to southbound Interstate 35W Friday night and it won't reopen until Oct. 22.
With 100,000 people taking in the events, traffic will be heavier than usual and parking will be more limited than on most weekends in St. Paul.
Snow plow operators from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Hennepin and Ramsey counties will be put to the test Thursday as they run their rigs through an obstacle course.
An overwhelming majority of Minnesota voters say the state should spend more money to improve and expand mass transit, and nearly 60 percent of voters are on board with the idea even if it would result in higher taxes or fees to pay for them.
Temperatures in the 20s and 30s Saturday morning won't be enough to stop closures on the Crosstown Hwy. 62 and Interstate 35E in the northeast metro. Lane closures on Interstate 35W through northeast Minneapolis and Roseville could slow motorists down.
Late-running road work has westbound I-94 down to one lane near Portland Avenue, and that has resulted in a huge backup.
The Met Council still needs funding to build the garage that would house up to 200 buses and relieve overcrowding at other facilities.
Don't be surprised if you see a snow plow on Hwy. 10 near Little Falls, Minn., this week. Yes, that's right, we're talking snow plows.
The first weekend of fall will have drivers seeing plenty of orange around the metro area, especially along the Crosstown as the Minnesota Department of Transportation closes the eastbound lanes from Interstate 494 to Hwy. 100. Next weekend the westbound lanes close.
MnDOT has completed work on the highway, and this week has reopened all lanes in both directions between Hwy. 610 and the Mississippi River bridge.
The public is asked to weigh in on plans to add a carpool lane and identify other improvements they'd like to see to make traffic on I-494 flow better through an online survey up for a month.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has called off this weekend's full closure of I-35W, but a Friday night closure of the northbound lanes of the freeway between the Crosstown and downtown Minneapolis will linger into Saturday morning.
Metro Transit reported overall ridership was down 9 percent in 2018 when compared to 2017. MVTA saw a slight drop while SouthWest Transit set a new ridership record.
Road construction takes a back seat to football as this weekend's biggest traffic hassles may come with the Vikings' home opener Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium and Gophers playing Saturday evening at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Thursday morning commute has led to some murderous travel times as crashes litter the freeway system.
MnDOT has called off Wednesday's closure so all lanes will remain open overnight.
As the Wednesday rush hour moves into its final stages, the system is littered with a number of crashes.
Westbound I-94 remains crammed from Cedar Avenue to the Lowry Hill Tunnel. One of two crashes has cleared, but the one that remains near Chicago Avenue has traffic crawling in the area.
Make no bones about it, Josh Larson is a huge fan of the Northstar commuter rail line.
Friday's generally serve up lighter volumes of traffic, and so far that's the case. The busiest routes may be those leading out of town as travelers take advantage of the Labor Day weekend.