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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Traffic is getting a little better around Minneapolis these days, according to a new national study.

INRIX says 70 of America’s 100 largest cities saw reductions in traffic congestion last year. The city with the biggest improvement in gridlock is Minneapolis.

Higher gas prices may be a factor, as well as the fact that the rebuilding of Interstate 35W was completed.

“There is some indication that telework has been taking off in the Twin Cities area somewhat, so that people may be choosing to work at home or at least delay their work trip,” said Lee Munnich with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Minneapolis also gets credit for commuters using bikes, busses and light rail to ease congestion.

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