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7 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: September 30, 2014 - 7:03 AM

The maddening drive on westbound 694 continues as road work is taking out the left lane at Hwy. 252. Traffic jams at 35W and drive times are on the rise.

The other headache on the system comes on westbound 94 from Century Avenue to White Bear Avenue where a crash was just moved off onto the ramp.

In St. Michael, look for heavy traffic near the Crow River on eastbound 94. Things remain cozy all the way to Elm Creek Blvd.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 22 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 15 minutes.

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

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 25 minutes. Eastbound is 11 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 25 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 9 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 16 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 12 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 18 minutes.

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

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 18 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 10 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 15 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 6 minutes

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

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 16 minutes

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

Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 9 minutes.

6:50 a.m. update: Left lane blocker causing jam on 494 in Bloomington

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: September 30, 2014 - 6:51 AM

This stranded motorist in the left lane on westbound 494 at Portland Avenue is causing a nice traffic jam in Bloomington. Traffic bogs down at 24th Avenue and is heavy past the scene.

Westbound 94 drivers are getting held up by a crash at White Bear Avenue. That might have just moved back to the ramp, but look for brake lights to come on at Century Avenue.  Ahead, the normal crush is in place from Hwy. 61 to 35E.

6:40 a.m. update: Road work brings big delays on 694 in Fridley

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: September 30, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Traffic has come to a crawl on westbound 694 from Silver Lake Road past road work at Dupont Avenue.  That's right past the junction with Hwy. 252 and I-94. 

In the east metro, look out for a crash on westbound 94 just past White Bear Avenue.  Ahead, the typical slow down is in place from Hwy. 61 to downtown St. Paul.


 

6:30 a.m. update: Current drive times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: September 30, 2014 - 6:31 AM

Road work taking out the left lane is causing traffic on westbound 694 to bunch up from Central Avenue over to Hwy. 252 through Brooklyn Center.  So far, that's adding only a couple extra minutes to the drive.

In Coon Rapids, the action on Hanson Blvd. at Jay Street is vehicle fire. Andover crews are on the scene trying to put it out.

Look out for the motorist changing a tire on southbound 35E at Shepard Road in St. Paul.

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 21 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 11 minutes.

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

Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 11 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Crow River to 494: 19 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 8 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 9 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 10 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 18 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 10 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 7 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 6 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 12 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 8 minutes.

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

6 a.m. update: Current travel times

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: September 30, 2014 - 6:01 AM

It's still smooth sailing out there with no crashes or delays of note. 

Here are some current travel times:

North metro

Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes

Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 9 minutes.

Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 11 minutes

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

West metro

Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 9 minutes

Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 6 minutes

Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes

South metro

Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 9 minutes    To downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes.

Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 10 minutes

Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 18 minutes

Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes

Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 10 minutes

Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes.  Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes

Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 7 minutes   Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 6 minutes

East metro

Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 12 minutes

Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 8 minutes.

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

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