The driver admitted she was tired and was reaching to grab her phone with the collision occurred just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.
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.
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.
The annual road construction season has most of the Twin Cities detouring at every turn this summer.
Travelers may be able to prebook parking online and choose from an array of options with different price tags: remote lot? rooftop? closest to the door?
The bold idea may seem far-fetched given the travails of publicly bankrolled transit projects in the Twin Cities. But the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition has been working on the idea for nearly two decades.
Repair of 300-foot stretch could take months.
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.
MnDOT is spending $500,000 to festoon more than 1,000 stop signs with reflective red metal strips and place fluorescent yellow tape on more than 100 traffic signals primarily at rural intersections identified as high risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday was the first weekday on which key freeway exits into downtown Minneapolis were closed, but fears of an epic bottleneck didn't materialize, as commuters found alternate ways to get to work.
Office workers, restaurant servers, business owners, and city officials, among others, are busy preparing alternate plans to avoid what are shaping up to be epic traffic jams through the summer.
The Star Tribune will deliver real-time reports during Monday's rush hour, and we want to hear how the road closures affected your commute.
Motorists on I-35W will be dealing with lane and ramp closures for the next four years.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 494 in Bloomington and on I-94 north of downtown Minneapolis have noticed that many of the green glare screens atop concrete…
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.
The speed limit will fall to 30 miles per hour on 'Urban District' streets.