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8:30 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: July 8, 2014 - 8:32 AM

The crush on the roads seems to be loosening as drive times are heading back down. Northbound 35E is still tight from Wagon Wheel Trail to W. 7th Street and southbound Hwy. 169 has pockets of slow and go traffic.

Speeds are picking up on southbound 35W from the Forest Lake split to Hwy. 280 and southbound 494 through Plymouth is starting to see some improvement.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 20 minutes

Southbound 35E from County J to I-94: 12 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 13 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 11 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 18 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 10 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from Hwy. 610 to Crosstown: 26 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 21 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to downtown Minneapolis: 19 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 12 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 27 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 11 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 12 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 11 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 10 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 8 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 7 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 14 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 10minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 6 minutes.

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