Drivers heading into downtown Minneapolis on westbound I-94 have plenty of company Monday morning, but no major backups in sight.
Dry roads and light levels of traffic made for an uneventful commute for most drivers on Monday.
At 8:40 a.m. speeds on westbound I-94 in Minneapoils dipped in the vicinity of Riverside Avenue and traffic remained snug over to the Hennepin /Lyndale Avenues exit. You'll need 10 minutes to make that trip.
For northbound I-35W drivers, traffic levels remain light as they often are on Mondays. The construction between Crosstown and downtown is having no effect on traffic movment. No detour necessary as the only place drivers are really hitting the brakes around 46th Street. It's a swift 12 to 15 minute drive from Crosstown to I-94.
For those coming into downtown Minneapolis from the north, look for a ramp jam heading from southbound I-35W to westbound I-94, but nothing too atypical for this time of the day.
Here is a heads up if you're traveling on I-35W Monday night and Tuesday in Minneapolis.
The northbound lanes from Crosstown to downtown will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. The southbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday to allow crews to put a new deck on the 38th Street bridge.
Elsewhere Monday morning expect the usual congestion on both directions of the Crosstown between Hwy. 100 and I-35W and on eastbound I-94 from Albertville to Maple Grove.
Flooding has the County Road 9 bridge over the Minnesota River in Jordan closed. The crossing at Hwy. 41 in Chaska remains open.