The drive is slow in the south, but not as bad as it could be.

On northbound 35W, it's 25 minutes from Kenwood Trail to 494.

On northbound Cedar Avenue, it's 21 minutes from County Road 42 to the Crosstown. Look for a crash on southbound Cedar at Hwy. 13.

In Maplewood, look for a fender bender on the right shoulder on eastbound Hwy. 36 at Edgerton.  Drivers heading west can plan on 18 minutes from Hwy. 61 to Fairview Avenue.

You'll find the typicall slowdowns on westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to 35W. Still that's only a 10-minute drive.

On southbound 169, plan on 15 minutes from 694 to Hwy. 7.