The rush hour had few problems this morning for most commuters, but those on northbound 35W ran into a snag. A crash at Cliff Road snarled traffic for about 40 minutes and Cedar Avenue also experienced some delays as drivers used that highway to get around the mess.
At this hour, look for a bit of lingering congestion on northbound 35W at Cliff. Ahead, things thin out north of the Minnesota River.
In St. Paul, midday road work begins at 9 a.m. on northbound 35E at Maryland Avenue. MnDOT will be reconfiguring the lanes as northbound I-35E lanes between Cayuga Street and Maryland Avenue will reopen. Here is what will be affected:
• Right lane closure on northbound I-35E between Phalen Blvd and Maryland Avenue from 9 a.m. until noon
• Right and center lane closures on northbound I-35E between Phalen Blvd and Maryland Avenue from 7 p.m. until midnight.
Other significant road work today:
Eastbound 94 at Cretin Avenue. The right shoulder is blocked.
Eastbound 94 at the I-494 interchange. Look for work in the left lane.
Westbound 94 at Hwy. 95. The left lane will be closed.
Northbound Hwy. 169 at County 81 is reduced to a single lane. We also have a crash with an ambulance on scene at I-94. The activity is on the right shoulder.