The Irish Fair of Minnesota on Harriet Island in St. Paul, the Pizza Luce Block Party in Minneapolis, Saints and Lynx games and a Zac Brown concert at Target Center - so many things to do and places to go this weekend. Road construction and a light-rail shut down might to make it hard to get to there.
At 8:35 a.m., a crash on eastbound I-94 at Cedar Avenue is the biggest traffic tangler. Westbound bogs down from the Mississippi River to the Lowry Hill Tunnel, largely due to construction ahead at Chicago Avenue
MnDOT will complete a resurfacing project between County Road C and NE. 4th Street that it started last weekend while work south of downtown includes the demolition of the 40th Street pedestrian and bicycle bridge.
A MnDOT First Unit is picking up some debris on southbound I-494 near Stone Road in Minnetonka, and that is enough to create a small pocket of congestion. Northbound also is tight between I-394 and Excelsior Boulevard.
Traffic is stacked up on westbound I-94 from Hwy. 280 over to the Lowry Hill Tunnel, largely due to construction at the I-35W interchange. It's a 10 to 15-minute roll, not bad for the peak of the rush hour.
As skateboarders and BMX riders perform stunts and tricks at this weekend's X Games in downtown Minneapolis, drivers will have to exhibit agility of their own with the closure of portions of two of the most-used highways in the south metro.