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Heavy Rains Stall Morning Commute

At least a half-dozen crashes were reported across the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning after heavy rains moved through the area just as traffic was firing up.

07/28/2015

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MnDOT: WB I-394 To Reopen Friday In Downtown Mpls.

The mainlines of westbound Interstate 394 will reopen Friday between downtown Minneapolis and Golden Valley — helping to ease traffic from Minneapolis’ Aquatennial events and the Minnesota Twins’ series against the New York Yankees. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the westbound mainline and HOV/Reversible lanes will open at 5 a.m. between on I-394 between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/23/2015

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Tough Rush Hour Expected As Construction Begins On Eastbound I-394

Headaches start Monday morning for drivers who use Interstate 394 as part of their commute. The three westbound lanes of I-394 have been closed and all westbound traffic has been shifted onto the eastbound HOV lanes between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/13/2015

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Twin Cities Commuters Brace For Major Weekend Traffic On I-394

A perfect storm of hellish traffic conditions will be sure to slow down commuters Friday evening.

07/10/2015

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4 Things To Know From July 3, 2015

From increased security for major Fourth Of July event to heavy traffic expectations, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 3.

07/03/2015

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Nicollet Mall Will Be Closed To Buses, Taxis Next Week

Nicollet Mall will close to motor traffic next Monday as a major construction project to revamp the downtown Minneapolis artery gets underway.

06/29/2015

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Minnesota Largely Escapes Worsening Traffic Woes

Minnesotans have a shorter trip to work on average than Americans nationwide. The Associated Press analyzed decades of travel and population data and found many regions across the U.S. struggling with traffic congestion that may only worsen.

06/27/2015

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4 Things To Know: Memorial Day, Gay Marriage In Ireland & More

From the traffic outlook for Memorial Day travel plans, to an historic referendum vote on gay marriage in Ireland, here are the four stories you need to know for Friday, May 22.

05/22/2015

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Study: Long Commutes Make People Happier

Could a long commute actually make you happier? A study out of Australia said some people look forward to their long commute. It gives them some much-longed for “me” time

05/21/2015

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I-94 To Close In St. Paul Over The Weekend

Motorists are going to have to schedule in a few extra minutes if they’re commuting between St. Paul and Minneapolis over the weekend. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that Interstate 94 will be closing in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E.

05/13/2015

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Snelling Ave. Bridge Now Closed Until Mid-August

The Snelling Avenue Bridge in St. Paul is now closed, and will remain closed until the middle of August. Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be repaving and making other improvements to the mile-and-a-half stretch.

05/11/2015

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Construction Set To Snarl Snelling Avenue Bridge At I-94

A major construction project begins Sunday along I-94 in St. Paul — the Snelling Avenue bridge will shut down and remain closed through mid-August.

05/09/2015

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Good Questions: Hot Dogs, Traffic Maps & Social Security Numbers

Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you why hot dogs are called hot dogs, how Google and MnDOT know about traffic conditions and how Social Security numbers are assigned.

05/08/2015

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MnDOT Alerts Traffic Congestion Growing In Metro Area

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that traffic congestion is on the rise in the Twin Cities. According to MnDOT, the amount of congested freeways grew to 21.1 percent in 2014, compared to 19.9 percent in 2013.

05/07/2015

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Hwy 100 Closing For Weekend Construction In St. Louis Park

Crews are working to widen the highway to put three lanes in each direction. MnDOT says families living near the project will hear noise and vibration during the overnight hours.

04/17/2015

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Good Question: Why Does MnDOT Close So Much Roadway?

This weekend, MnDOT will close the six miles of Highway 100 between Highway 62 and I-394 as part of a larger project to widen the road.

04/16/2015

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MnDOT Reopens I-94 After Scheduled Construction Finishes Early

Despite a scheduled construction closure, a major highway between the Twin Cities is open in both directions Saturday evening.

04/11/2015

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Good Question: What Are Our Busiest Freeways?

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.

04/02/2015

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Twin Cities’ Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in U.S.

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.

03/31/2015

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Illinois Man Killed Running Across I-94 In Minneapolis

One person is dead after being hit on I-94 in Minneapolis while running across the freeway. The State Patrol says Kyle Day, 28, was attempting to cross the interstate near 7th Street when he was hit by a Ford Explorer. The SUV, which was carrying two passengers, then rolled after the impact.

03/13/2015

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Overturned Semi on 494 Causes Traffic Congestion

An overturned semi-truck closed on westbound Interstate 94 closed the road at I-35W Tuesday evening.

03/03/2015

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Dayton Proposes Fix For 494-35W Bottleneck

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.

02/24/2015

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DPS: Deadly Start To February On Minn. Roads

In a deadly start to the month, 13 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

02/11/2015

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MnDOT Announces West Metro Construction Projects

MnDOT says crews will mostly be working to patch up the roads and bridges on parts of Hwy 100 beginning in April. The project is expected to last about two years.

WCCO-TV–02/09/2015

Snow Traffic

Thursday’s Morning Commute To Be Cold, Snowy

Wednesday was the coldest day of the winter so far, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is doing what it can to make sure Thursday’s commute isn’t a mess.

01/07/2015

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