A fender bender blocking the left lane of westbound 494 at Cedar Avenue is the newest hot spot on the system. Delays begin at 24th Avenue in Bloomington.
Eastbound Crosstown continues to drag from 28th Avenue to the Mendota Bridge. The bridge eastbound is down to one lane due to road work. Westbound was down to one lane until about 8:30 a.m., and that created massive backups on Hwy. 110 and Hwy. 55. Those bottlenecks are beginning to loosen, but plan on 5 to 8 extra minutes if your travel plans take you across the Mendota Bridge.
Elsewhere drive times are dropping and speeds are increasing. One exception is southbound 494 from Rockford Road to 394.
Both directions of Hwy. 169 also have pockets of congestion between Minnetonka Blvd. and Medicine Lake Road.
Here are some current travel times:
Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 19 minutes
Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 18 minutes.
Eastbound Hwy. 10 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 12 minutes
Westbound 694 from 35E to Hwy. 252: 12 minutes. Eastbound is 10 minutes.
Eastbound 94 from Hwy. 101 to 494: 9 minutes
Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 17 minutes
Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 9 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 30 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 100 from I-94 to Crosstown: 21 minutes
Northbound 35W from County 42 to Crosstown: 14 minutes To downtown Minneapolis: 24 minutes.
Northbound Cedar Avenue from 35E to the Crosstown: 10 minutes
Northbound 35E from County 42 to downtown St. Paul: 21 minutes
Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 9 minutes
Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 5 minutes
Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 9 minutes. Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 4 minutes
Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 17 minutes Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 100 to Cedar Avenue: 9 minutes. Plan on extra time to reach the Mendota Bridge as traffic is jammed due to single lane road work on the bridge. Jam kicks in at 28th Avenue.
Westbound 94 from Manning Avenue to downtown St. Paul: 10 minutes
Westbound 94 from 35E to the Lowry Hill Tunnel: 12 minutes.
Westbound Hwy. 36 from Edgerton Street to 35W: 7 minutes.