Some noticeable improvement is showing up on eastbound I-394 where drive times from 494 to downtown Minneapolis is now at 17 minutes. Look for pockets of slow and go traffic from General Mills Blvd. to Hwy. 100 and in the area or Wirth Pkwy.
Northbound 35W is starting to get in gear, but it's still packed from Diamond Lake Road up to 46th Street. Things flow better from Lake Street into downtown. Plan on 18 minutes from Hwy. 62 to I-94.