Southbound I-494 Closure In West Metro Set For FridayMotorist should expect a detour if they are planning on taking southbound Interstate 494 in the western Twin Cities metro area this weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Stalled Semi Closes Stretch Of I-494 Between Plymouth, Maple GroveA stalled semi-truck on Interstate 494 caused a traffic nightmare for dozens of commuters in the west metro Friday evening. The snarl happened at about 6:45 p.m. on southbound I-494 at Highway 55 in Plymouth, and stretched all the way up through Maple Grove to the I-94/I-494 split.
Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 YearAfter a summer of frustrating road closures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced part of Highway 169 will be closed for up to a year! A stretch of Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, Minnetonka and part of Edina will close in fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017. Lanes in both directions will be closed for the whole year.
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Completes $15M RenovationsThere's hardly a better time for travelers to head to the Twin Cities. Not just because August is the one of our best months weather-wise, but because yet another metro area hotel is finishing up a major renovation.
Minnesota River Bridge Facelift Means Headache For DriversDrivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.
Speed Limit Gets A Bump Between Woodbury & Wis. BorderThe stretch of Interstate 94 between the Interstate 494-Interstate 694 slip will be boosted to 70 miles per hour this week. The nine-mile stretch had been maxed out at 65 mph, but following the results of a speed study, the Minnesota Department of Transportation elected to bump the speed limit up.
Parts Of Interstates 94 And 494 Closed This WeekendParts of two major freeways are closed this weekend, complicating travel for motorists in the Twin Cities. Interstate 94 in St. Paul is closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E so that Xcel Energy crews can relocate power lines in the area. The posted detour routes motorists onto Highway 36.
I-94 Closing In St. Paul This WeekendMotorists in the Twin Cities are losing a number of main thoroughfares in the metro area this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Interstate 94 will be closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E.
Man Charged In Police Chase That Shut Down I-494A Dresser, Minnesota, man has been charged after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour Thursday evening.
2 Arrested After Chase That Shut Down I-494Two men are under arrest after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour.
Tow Truck Driver Recounts Frightening S. St. Paul CrashA crash in South St. Paul Tuesday morning shows just how dangerous it can be for emergency workers responding to accidents. A car hit a squad car, pinning the state trooper inside and throwing a tow truck driver onto a busy road.
150 Crashes In The Metro, State Patrol Squad HitAs snow fell on the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning, more than 100 crashes were reported, including one where a State Patrol squad was hit with the trooper pinned inside.