Weekend traffic: One last closure on I-94, busy on the sports scene

The first full weekend of fall is shaping up to be a warm one, perfect for romping through a corn maze or checking out the bright yellow, red and orange tree leaves.

It's National Child Passenger Safety week. Is your child properly buckled up?

September 19
This is National Child Passenger Safety Week as proclaimed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the time of year when parents of children are urged to be sure their young passengers are buckled up and in the correct car seat for their age and size.

Overturned truck leads to long delays on I-494 in Mendota Heights

September 18
A semitrailer truck rolled over on the ramp from Dodd Road to westbound I-494 Monday morning leading to a huge backup extending more than 8 miles into Woodbury, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
Local
September 15

Weekend traffic: Another I-94 road closure, more light-rail maintenance

The biggest curve ball for drivers this weekend won't be delivered by Twins ace Ervin Santana, rather the Minnesota Department of Transportation which will close the eastbound lanes of I-94 between Brooklyn Center and downtown Minneapolis.
Local
September 11

Heavy traffic expected ahead of Monday night's Vikings game

Commuters and Vikings fans had pre-season taste of what traffic can be like in downtown Minneapolis when there is a weekday football game. On Monday, it's the real drill as Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints come to U.S. Bank Stadium for a 6:10 p.m. game.
Local
September 11

Metro Transit sets State Fair and daily Green Line ridership record

The Green Line also had its highest single-day ridership on Aug. 31.
Local
September 5

Super Bowl rings on display at Capella Tower in Minneapolis

Minneapolis-based Jostens designed and manufactured 33 of the 51 rings for Super Bowl winning teams. The rings will move to U.S. Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings game on Monday night.
Minneapolis
August 31

Thursday night's Lowry Hill Tunnel closure delayed until 11 p.m.

With all the traffic expected in downtown Minneapolis Thursday night, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has delayed the closure of the westbound lanes of I-94 through the Lowry Hill Tunnel until 11 p.m.
Local
August 30

Thursday may feel like rush hour all day

Metro highways will fill up Thursday morning with commuters and may not lighten up until late into the night thanks to the Twins, Vikings, Gophers, Saints and State Fair.
Local
August 30

Super Bowl tickets available Friday - for Taste of the NFL event

Taste of the NFL benefits Second Harvest Heartland, features restaurants from all 32 NFL states and cities. Event will be held at RiverCentre in St. Paul on Feb. 3.
Local
August 29

Wabasha Street bridge closes for next four days

It's a paving operation that will bring a four-day closure of the Wabasha Street bridge in downtown St. Paul. The closure will be in effect from Tuesday through Friday, said city spokesman Joe Ellickson.
West Metro
August 25

All lanes of Lowry Tunnel will reopen for morning rush Thursday

Drivers have just six more days until the Lowry Hill Tunnel gets back to normal. That's the word from the Minnesota Department of Transportation which announced Friday that all lanes in both directions will be open in time for the morning rush hour on Thursday Aug. 31.
Local
August 25

Weekend traffic: State Fair, Vikings and Blue Line delays

By far the biggest event on the calendar this weekend is the State Fair, but it's not the only large event that will attract traffic. The Vikings play a pre-season game Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis while another edition of Open Streets will take over Franklin Avenue and the Renaissance Festival continues in Shakopee.
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Local
August 24

Ramps at Hwy. 169 and Bren Road to close for two weeks

Thousands of commuters heading to jobs at places such as United Health, Comcast and Opus Group in Minnetonka will have to find another route to work as the Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the ramps to and from Hwy. 169 and Bren Road.
Local
August 24

The State Fair is here, and here's how to get there

The lines are forming outside the front gate of the Minnesota State Fair and traffic is starting to pick up on streets in the vicinity of the fairgrounds.
Local
August 22
Workers installed new automatic screening lanes in the south checkpoin...

MSP main terminal down to 1 TSA checkpoint for next 3 weeks

Passengers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport might need extra time to pass through security as all the general lanes at the south security checkpoint in Terminal 1 will be closed for the next three weeks.
Local
August 18

Weekend traffic: West metro bus routes change; DWI crackdown begins

Transit users in the west metro may need to consult maps and schedules as Metro Transit introduces service changes on routes serving St. Louis Park's West End and the I-394 corridor.
Super Bowl LII
August 16

Super Bowl veteran gets in first for volunteer interviews

During 1992 event, John Wahl recalled pulling out maps to direct guests to sites and restaurants from a west metro hotel. This time, he hopes to be support staff downtown at volunteer headquarters.
St. Paul
August 15
The Cathedral of St. Paul is seen from the other side of the High Brid...

St. Paul's High Bridge to close for repairs for more than a year

More detours are coming for St. Paul drivers when the Smith Avenue High Bridge closes on Sept. 5 and won't reopen until the fall of 2018.
Local
August 14

I-394 ramp closure: Traffic control agents to help with Hennepin Avenue gridlock during afternoon rush

The City of Minneapolis will station traffic control agents along Hennepin and Lyndale avenues near the Walker Art Center during the Monday afternoon rush hour to help keep intersections open and traffic moving, a city spokeswoman said.
West Metro
August 11
Rush hour I-394 looking eastbound with the Penn Ave N bridge in the foreground.

Ramp from east I-394 to I-94 now closing a day earlier, starting Sunday

The ramp from east I-394 to east I-94 in downtown Minneapolis will close Sunday night and not Monday night as the Minnesota Department of Transportation originally announced.
Local
August 11

Weekend traffic: Festivals close roads, light rail gets partial shutdown

Construction on mainline routes rolls on but the biggest snags may be on local streets leading to parties, festivals and sporting events across the Twin Cities. Meanwhile light-rail trains won't roll in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
August 11
Elle Kehoe is in charge of the effort that puts Super Bowl volunteers at airports, street corners, concerts and parties. Getting the right volunteers ready will take months.

Super Bowl volunteers arrive for job interviews Saturday at new headquarters on Nicollet Mall

Celebratory event Saturday to open the doors to the volunteer headquarters for Super Bowl 52. Host committee will hire more than 10,000 volunteers in the coming months.