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:

North metro

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.

West metro

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

South metro

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.

East metro

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.

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