It's a 30 minute drive from 694 in Oakdale to downtown Minneapolis via westbound I-94. Congestion builds near Johnson Pkwy. and again from Dale Street over to Snelling Avenue. Once in Minneapolis, things tighten from Riverside to the Lowry Hill Tunnel.
On northbound 35W, plan on 17 minutes from Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis.
Both directions of 494 are starting to loosen up as crashes on eastbound 494 at Xerxes and westbound at Cedar have cleared. It's tightest in both directions from France Avenue to Cedar Avenue. Plan on 15 minutes.
Look for heavy traffic on southbound Hwy. 169 from 77th Avenue to 49th Avenue. It's the same story on southbound 494.
The State Patrol is still working to push a stall out of the way on northbound Lafayette Bridge (Hwy. 52). The line up begins at Plato Blvd.