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86th St. bridge in Bloomington, struck Sunday, will be rebuilt this summer

The City of Bloomington says the 86th Street bridge over Interstate 35W is closed after a vehicle driving on the freeway hit the bridge on Sunday.


Ramp to Hennepin/Lyndale from I-94 closes Monday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Monday will close the ramp from westbound I-94 to Hennepin and Lyndale avenues in downtown Minneapolis.


Westbound I-94 in Lowry Hill Tunnel reopens after crash

The crash, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m., involved as many as six vehicles and had led to the closure of all westbound lanes through the tunnel.


A rally and a call for long-term funding for roads, bridges and transit

Transportation advocates gathered on the State Capitol steps Wednesday to push legislators to pass a transportation funding bill before the 2017 session ends in about a month.


Drivers get repair vouchers instead of tickets for broken car lights

Getting pulled over by police for having a broken tail light might not be such a bad thing.

Police in a number of metro area cities are handing out repair vouchers instead of tickets when they pull over motorists for broken headlights, taillights or turn signals.


Advocates to speak out about proposed transit cuts during Tuesday rally

On Tuesday, transit advocates will hold a "No Cuts, No Hikes. Fund Transit Now" rally on the Green Line Capitol Station platform to express their concerns about plans they say would cut service by as much as 40 percent and likely bring a 25- to 50-cent fare increase.


Westbound I-394 at Hwy. 100 back open following multi-car crash

The crash occurred about 7:57 a.m. just past the ramp leading to northbound Hwy. 100 and the Park Place-Xenia Avenue exit, and the traffic diversion is expected to last a while.


Bridge repair project brings detours to County Road 42 in Burnsville

Monday is the day that Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation begin work on County Road 42 in Burnsville.


Weekend traffic: Wild hockey and road construction are biggest traffic hassles

With it being Easter weekend, the calendar is light on major traffic-generating events, but do expect traffic jams to form in downtown St. Paul Friday ahead of the Wild-Blues playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center.


Car crashes into freight train, causing Northstar delays

Commuters riding Northstar trains Thursday morning can expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes, Metro Transit says.


MnDOT announcing 2017 road, bridge projects today

Part of I-35E in downtown St. Paul was resurfaced last year.

MnDOT will outline the major road works that undoubtedly will bring more detours, delays and traffic disruptions. The list is as big as a mile-long traffic jam.


Street sweeping officially begins Tuesday in Minneapolis

Minneapolis residents and visitors, be careful where you park. No, it's not a snow emergency that will get your car towed, but rather, the annual spring street sweeping, which officially begins Tuesday.


Potential fare hikes on Met Council's Transportation Committee's agenda Monday

The Met Council's Transportation Committee will meet Monday and it's expected to authorize a series of public meetings on potential fare adjustments for regular route transit, dial-a-ride transit and paratransit services.


Light rail out of service until Monday in downtown Minneapolis

Repairs and maintenance will take portions of both Blue and Green light-rail trains off line from Friday night until Monday morning.

Repairs and maintenance will take portions of both Blue and Green light-rail trains off line from Friday night until Monday morning.


Swing into Meet Minneapolis for a free bike safety check

To get people out on their two-wheelers, the organization that promotes the City of Lakes is offering free bike checks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at its office at 505 Nicollet Mall.


Learn more about the I-94 project at Thursday open house

Projects of this magnitude obviously disrupt traffic and raise questions, not only for drivers but transit users, too. To answer them, MnDOT is partnering with Minneapolis Urban League to hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the league's office, 2100 Plymouth Avenue N.


April Fool's joke draws people to non-existent St. Paul transit meeting

Call it a cruel April Fool's joke. Somebody distributed fliers about an April 1 public meeting for the Riverview Corridor Transit Study and stated on the flyer featuring official-looking letterhead that the proposed route for the transit project connecting downtown St. Paul with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America had changed.


As road construction season begins, here's a reminder for drivers to move over

When Hawaii passed its "Move Over" legislation in 2012, it became the 50th state to enact the law that requires motorists to slow down and move over a lane when passing through work zones where emergency and utility vehicles stopped on the side of the road with flashing lights on are present.


Drivers shooting pictures and videos with cellphones more often, survey finds

The percentage of drivers who used their smartphones to snap pictures and shoot video increased significantly last year when compared with previous years while motorists who engaged in activities such as texting, accessing the internet and talking on a hands-held phone while behind the wheel held steady or declined slightly according to State Farm's annual distracted driving survey out Monday.


Going to Target Field for opening day? Here are a few travel tips

Baseball is back as the Twins open the 2017 season with game against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m., but you'll want to leave for downtown Minneapolis long before then.