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.
An accident on the Light Rail Blue Line may cause some minor delays for passengers Wednesday morning. According to Metro Transit officials, the accident occured at Interstate 494 and 34th Avenue.
Several crashes on the Minnesota River bridge shut down parts of eastbound 494 Friday morning. Parts of 494 were beginning to be shut down at 1:30 a.m. Friday. Reports say one of the crashes included a shuttle bus and another involved a State Trooper.
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Dakota County. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Minnesota State Highway 77 near Interstate 494 at around 5:50 a.m.
The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday shortly after a police officer was shot and killed has been charged with two felonies unrelated to the officer’s death.
The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was arrested Wednesday night following a shoot-out just blocks away from the Capitol building.
A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.
Authorities said a driver crashed Sunday afternoon after leading police on a chase going to the wrong direction on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.
MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.
Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.
A tipped over semi-truck caused quite a mess on Interstate 494 near Highway 61 in Newport, Minn. Sunday afternoon.
Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.
Authorities say a cab driver was killed and one other person suffered minor injuries in a multiple-vehicle crash Monday morning on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.
A Cottage Grove man is vowing to find the driver that he says hit him on his motorcycle. Canh Chu told WCCO he was riding down 494 near South St. Paul early Friday morning when a car hit him from behind.
Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.
Motorists will encounter plenty of headaches this weekend as we’re in the heart of summer road construction season. There are several highway closures this weekend, and the two biggest will be in the west metro.
A semi-truck loaded with beer that was headed from Interstate 494 to Highway 212 rolled over Friday morning in Eden Prairie, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a car while crossing Highway 77 near Interstate 494 Thursday night.
Beware Bloomington and Edina drivers: delays are expected on Highway 169 as a traffic signal just north of Interstate 494 goes back into service.
There could be some headaches for motorists heading home from work Tuesday night in the south metro. The southbound lanes of Highway 169 between Valley View Road and Interstate 494 will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday for a continuing construction project.
A major highway in the southwest metro is closed this weekend but is expected to reopen on Monday.
A full closure of Highway 169 is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 17-20, MNDoT said.
It’s been a bad week for semi-trucks on Minnesota highways. For the third time in seven days, a semi went off the road and slid into a body of water Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.