Keeping tabs on Tuesday's morning commute
- Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
- May 7, 2013 - 5:20 AM
Good morning commuters.
Drivers will be seeing lots of orange, as in cones, barrels and "Road Closed" signs. A few major routes and crossings are under construction.
Among them are:
The ramp from northbound 494 to eastbound 394 is now closed until noon on May 18th while repairs are being made to a broken water main.
Work on the Park and Portland Avenue bridges over I-94 began Monday. Those bridges will be closed until August. If the traffic jam on Chicago Avenue is anything like early yesterday afternoon, it's going to be a big headache and a long summer.
Southbound I-35E is closed at County Road 42 for bridge repair. That will last until June 2.
On I-94, look for the left lane to be shut down in both directions between Century Avenue and I-694.
At the current time, lane restrictions that had been in place in both directions of 494 at France Avenue in Bloomington have lifted.
I will be keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning, reporting any delays or issues — and I will need your help.
If you see or hear about any congestion, delays or problems, leave a comment here, e-mail drive@startribune or tweet @stribdrive.
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