While traffic on southbound I-494 is still moving quite well through the work zone in Plymouth and Maple Grove, the first signs of congestion are showing up on other routes.
Motorists on westbound 694 from Hwy. 61 to the western junction of 35E are waiting in line. That's due to the road work on southbound 35E from Little Canada Road to Maryland Avenue. Things are thickening up on southbound 35E, too.
Look for a pocket of congestion on southbound Hwy. 169 from Hwy. 610 to I-94. South of 94 things are still moving near the posted speeds down to Medicine Lake Road.
The usual busy traffic conditions on southbound 35W in the northern suburbs are present. Plan to ride the brakes from 95th Avenue down to 694.
Here are some current travel times:
Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 16 minutes
Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 12 minutes.
Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes
Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 10 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.
Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 10 minutes
Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 8 minutes
Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 10 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 16 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 minutes
Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 9 minutes To downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes.
Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 9 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: 4 minutes
Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 6 minutes. Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 4 minutes
Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 8 minutes Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 8 minutes
Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 10 minutes
Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 8 minutes.
Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 6 minutes.