It’s been called the 19th worst bottleneck in the country by the Federal Highway Administration. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office said now is the time to fix it. The interchange between Interstate 35W and Interstate 494 in Bloomington experiences from 3 to 5 hours of congestion every weekday.
Drivers looking to sign up for MnPASS are out of luck. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation said they encountered some unexpected obstacles when they tried to purchase a new shipment of the windshield clips for the MnPASS transponders.
A rollover accident shut down part of Interstate 35W near Lino Lakes overnight Friday. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The passenger was trapped inside the vehicle.
A protest against the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases spilled onto Interstate 35 W just south of downtown Minneapolis Thursday afternoon. The protesters blocked all of the northbound lanes causing traffic backup for miles. The crowd eventually ended up at Minneapolis City Hall.
Although the commute was slick and messy Monday morning, drivers on Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis might have noticed easier traffic due to the opening of the new 4th Street ramp.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 22-year-old Wisconsin man was injured when a large rock flew through his windshield while he was driving in St. Louis County Sunday. According to the patrol, the man was driving his car southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 at 11:20 p.m. when the rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.
Northbound Interstate 35W has been closed after a semi-truck rolled onto its side Saturday morning. According to state patrol, the semi-truck rolled onto its side shortly after 9 a.m. on northbound I-35W near Portland Avenue.
For metro commuters, it seems there’s always more work to be done on Minnesota roads. And it’s very much needed because of the weather extremes in our state. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that $70 million is being allocated to help take ideas and make them realities in 13 of the most troubled spots on Minnesota roads.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that an overturned semi truck was blocking traffic on Interstate 35W near Shoreview, Minn. Monday and afternoon.
You’ll want to avoid a stretch of Interstate 35W over the weekend. The northbound lanes are closing down at 11:45 p.m. Friday between 66th Street in Richfield and I-94 in Minneapolis.
Lake Street at Interstate 35W in Minneapolis has opened up to traffic after a bus accident closed it temporarily Monday morning. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Lake Street, the northbound I-35W bus lane and shelter, were closed at 11 a.m. after a westbound truck struck the northbound I-35W bridge.
A Minneapolis woman was seriously injured after hitting another vehicle head-on on Interstate 35W early Friday morning. According to the accident report, Claire A. Jacobson, 56, was traveling south in the northbound lanes when she struck 32-year-old Janessa J. Sturtz, of Minneapolis, who was driving north in the correct lanes.
Getting around the cities has gotten a lot easier. The northbound ramp on Interstate 35W at 94th Street in Bloomington reopened Saturday morning. The ramp had been closed since late July for reconstruction.
The northbound Interstate 35W ramp at 94th Street in Bloomington will be reopening to motorists – weather permitting – Friday night. The ramps to and from 94th Street have been closed since July 27 for reconstruction.
A four-vehicle crash brought traffic to a stop on a busy metro freeway during the Friday morning commute. According to State Patrol Lieutenant Eric Roeske, a semi-truck was traveling southbound on I-35W just before 6:30 a.m. when the driver lost control.
A heads up if you’re heading down Interstate 35W in the south metro, you’ll need to take a detour. MnDOT has closed the southbound lanes between Interstate 494 and 94th Street in Bloomington, Minn.
The right lane of northbound Interstate 35 between Cliff Road and Black Dog Road in Burnsville, Minn. will close at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. With all the rain we’ve had lately the Minnesota River is rising, and workers with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will put up barriers along the east side of the I-35W, near Black Dog Road, to keep the water out.
Officials have released the name of the motorcyclist who died Thursday morning in a crash on Interstate 35W in the south metro. Fifty-five-year-old Gregory Cox, of Burnsville, died at 8:20 a.m. as a result of blunt force injuries, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said.
The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 35W in Burnsville Thursday morning. Authorities responded the crash at about 8:20 a.m. on northbound I-35W at Burnsville Parkway.
We’ve all felt this way before: annoyed while sitting in traffic, or mad someone cut us off. You may want to honk, but that’s where it usually ends. Some, though, take it a step further. Construction, and frustration with slow traffic, has resulted in a growing number of road-rage incidents in Lakeville.
Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.
If you’re going to be driving around Minneapolis this weekend, prepare to sit in traffic and have plenty of patience as some major road closures will affect the area.
When the weather warms up, you know two things are on the horizon: Mosquitos and construction. Both are on target to begin soon.
One person suffered serious injuries after a rollover crash on Interstate 35 near Forest Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.