Road conditions are not improving, but a slight drop in traffic volume is helping to reduce drive times. Most of the improvements are in the southeast and southwest metro outside the 494-694 loop.
Inside the loop, plan on very slow traffic on early every mainline route.
Here are some current travel times:
Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 26 minutes
Southbound 35E from County H2 to I-94: 25 minutes.
Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 16 minutes
Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 24 minutes. Eastbound is 16 minutes.
Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 14 minutes
Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 12 minutes
Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 14 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 17 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 21 minutes
Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 9 minutes To downtown Minneapolis: 20 minutes.
Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 9 minutes
Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 20 minutes
Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 9 minutes
Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Eden Prairie Road to Crosstown: 5 minutes
Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes. Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 7 minutes
Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 9 minutes Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 16 minutes
Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 25 minutes
Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 21 minutes.
Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 11 minutes.