8:10 a.m. update: Crowding on 35W in Minneapolis

  • Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
  • May 21, 2013 - 8:14 AM

The drive on northbound 35W from Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis is tight, but not horrible. Plan on 15 minutes with the slowest traffic from 46th Street to Lake Street.

Coming down from the north, 35W is slow from Lake Drive to 694 and then things bunch up again approaching Hennepin Avenue. Plan on 22 minutes from Lino Lakes to downtown Minneapolis.

Authorities are still dealing with a crash on westbound 94 at Lexington Avenue. That's leading to slow traffic from Hwy. 61 over to the scene. Ahead, things loosen up until you reach Hiawatha Avenue.

I-494 southbound is still tight from 94 to 394. That is still a 17 minute drive.

Elsewhere we have pockets of heavy traffic on westbound Hwy. 36 from Hwy. 61 to Snelling Avenue. The same is true on northbound 169 from Anderson Lakes Pkwy. to 494.

The Crosstown from 28th Avenue to Hwy. 100 and 494 in both directions through Bloomington is seeing the ususal slowdowns.

Plan on a few extra minutes on southbound 35E at County J where a semi is stuck in the right ditch.

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