The State Patrol is headed to northbound 169 and Minnetonka Blvd.to remove a tire tread from the lanes.
Westbound 494 is jammed from Cedar Avenue to Lyndale Avenue due to a crash at Lyndale.
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The images are hard to look at -- a mangled Schwinn bicycle, a crumpled bike trailer, shredded clothes and a cracked helmet scattered along a rural road in southwestern Minnesota. There are ambulances and police cars, too.
MnDOT and Ramsey County gets to work Monday on building a new bridge and diverging diamond interchange at County Road 96 and I-35 in Arden Hills, and, of course, that will bring lane, ramp and total closures.
Another weekend closure of Hwy. 100 in St. Louis Park and a partial closure of I-35E are the major road closings on tap, and several large events including the running of the Minneapolis Marathon will bring street closures and detours for motorists.
Traffic heading north on 3rd Avenue during evening rush hours has been horrendous all week largely due to a Centerpoint Energy project between Washington Avenue and 2nd Street.
In case you missed it, a provision in the omnibus transportation finance bill signed into law last week by Gov. Mark Dayton increases the fines for drivers who are caught texting for the second time.