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8 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: September 2, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Traffic is jamming up fast on the eastbound Crosstown where we have a dump truck involved in a crash at Portland Avenue. The line up extends into the 35W Commons and on the ramp from southbound 35W to eastbound Crosstown.

Our problems in Maple Grove continue. Crews are still cleaning up the overturned semi that was carrying turkeys on the ramp from northbound 494 to eastbound 94. The ramp is closed and traffic is being diverted to westbound 94.

That has drivers using the Weaver Lake Road exits to turn back around and head east on 94. Plan on sluggish traffic from Maple Grove Parkway to the Fish Lake Split.

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: 14 minutes.

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

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 12 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 12 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 8 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 11 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 19 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 17 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 14 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 24 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 11 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 20 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 10 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Powers Blvd. to Shady Oak Road: 14 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: 11 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 11 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 22 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 15 minutes.

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 7 minutes.

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