The Highway 13 bridge over I-35W in Burnsville was supposed to be closed this weekend but it’ll now stay closed until crews can ensure its safe. That’ll put a kink in south metro traffic to begin the work week. The bridge was just having scheduled painting done, but crews noticed some damage and MnDOT decided to repair it.
MnDOT’s urging drivers to plan ahead this weekend due to several road construction projects around the metro. Highway projects include work on Highway 10 between West Main Street/Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue.
It appears we are right smack dab in the middle of our least favorite season in Minnesota — construction. As such, a number of road construction projects will tangle up traffic through the weekend.
A group of bicyclists want a protected bike lane on a busy road in Minneapolis. Minnehaha Avenue is set for reconstruction in 2015. Many in the local biking community would like to see a lane that physically separates them from both pedestrians and car traffic – a lane called a “cycle track.” For people who bike along Minnehaha, getting from point A to point B is a challenge. Nicole Nafziger knows firsthand how being so close to traffic can make for a scary experience when riding in the bike lane.
Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.
It’s in your best interest to steer clear of I-35 northbound in Lakeville on Friday, according to MnDOT. Traffic backups are estimated to be six miles and increasing as the northbound lanes of the interstate are currently restricted to a single lane of traffic between County Road 50 and the I-35E/I-35W split in Burnsville during construction.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and other elected officials from along Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Cloud are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to consider making it a higher state priority to widen the freeway by a lane in each direction.
The Twin Cities is one of the best metropolitan areas to get on a bike and travel around town. But with the uptick in cyclists, Hennepin County is now eyeing new ways to keep all kinds of commuters safe.
Speed limits have been around in Minnesota since 1881. Back then, a streetcar in Duluth couldn’t go above 6 miles per hour. It wasn’t until 1937 the state statutes as we know them today are written.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge has opened to both car and boat traffic sooner than expected, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge resumed its normal lift schedule at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge has been closed after a cable snapped Sunday evening, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Get ready for some major traffic trouble Monday. That’s when a five-month road project begins on Interstate 694 — one of the busiest roadways in the north metro.
Expect delays in both directions as I-35E in Burnsville will be reduced to a single lane as crews repair concrete pavement, MnDOT said. The work is between the I-35/35W/35E split and Cedar Avenue. One-lane traffic begins at midnight on Friday, June 14, and won’t open back up until mid-July.
Motorists in Hastings should expect a traffic switch with the new Hastings Bridge opening to southbound traffic on Highway 61 Monday night.
Drive down any major freeway around the metro and you’re bound to hit some type of road construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dozens of projects underway in the Twin Cities, but this construction season is off to a slow start. The dreary weather is putting a damper on how often crews are able to get to work.
Two United States Senators were in St. Paul Thursday, pushing for federal money to fix what they say is a national crisis on the Mississippi River.
One person’s investment is another person’s traffic jam, which is at least the way Minneapolis is looking at it.
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A Friday afternoon crash has slowed northbound lanes on I-35W near 82nd Street in Bloomington. Details on the accident, have yet to emerge, but traffic is down to just two lanes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed three locks on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities to recreational boats due to high water flows Thursday.
Volunteers are still needed for the 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. The marathon’s events will take place from June 20 -22. About 1,000 volunteer positions are still needed for the marathon, which is in its 37th year. Duties include traffic and spectator control, medical help, entertainment, race packet distribution and assistance with finish-line activities.
If you have plans this weekend, you may want to leave early. Some parts of the metro’s busiest stretches of interstate are shut down. I-35W is closed northbound in heart of the metro, and I-94 is closed westbound.
Highway 55 is closed in both directions near Hamel after two semis collided Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Heading to the airport? Be sure to pack your patience. The FAA has begun furloughing its employees, including air traffic controllers, starting Sunday.
Well, there’s always May, right? It looks like another dose of heavy, wet snow is set to blanket much of Minnesota, where residents have been understandably anxious to see any tangible signs of spring weather.