Millions of drivers use metro freeways in Minneapolis and St. Paul every day to get to and from work, run errands or just shuttle around. In fact, MnDOT says the Interstate 35W/Interstate 94 interchange can see up to 180,000 people a day.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is asking state lawmakers to fund a statewide plan to synchronize traffic lights to ease congestion. Twin Cities motorists spend 63 hours a year sitting in traffic, according to a recent study of traffic congestion, among the worst in the country.
If you’re sitting in traffic right now checking the news, this story will likely not come as a major surprise. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked among the worst areas in the nation in terms of traffic congestion.
If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic at 3 p.m., you might wonder where all of those other people are headed. E. Cain wrote to WCCO wondering why the rush that used to start at 5 p.m. now seems to start much earlier. Brian Kary, MnDOT’s Director of Freeway Operations , says rush hour is generally considered between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., but varies depending on the corridor.
In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in the busy Uptown area of Minneapolis, additional taxi-stands are opening up.
How many times have you gotten stuck in traffic along Interstate 494? More times than you can count?
While the economy is improving, more people will start heading back to work and that means more traffic on the roads.
Feeling a little backed up on the highway? You’re not alone. A freeway traffic study shows congestion increased between 2009 and 2010 by more than 3 percent.