An early morning car fire in southbound I-35 just north of the Forest Lake split created a 3-mile back up around 6 a.m., but that was about it for trouble on the roads Friday morning. The commute was about as smooth as a January day could give us as roads were in good shape and traffic moved along with few issues.
One thing to look out for is some midday road work on westbound 494 at Pilot Knob Road. The left lane is closed. Another is that the ramp from westbound I-94 to 5th Street in Minneapolis is closed.
Here are some current travel times:
Southbound 35W from 95th Avenue to downtown Minneapolis: 15 minutes
Southbound 35E from County 96 to I-94: 10 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: 9 minutes
Southbound 494 from 94 down to 394: 6 minutes
Eastbound 394 from 494 to 35W via 94: 10 minutes
Southbound Hwy. 169 from I-94 to Crosstown: 13 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: 17 minutes
Northbound 169 from Canterbury Road to 494: 8 minutes
Eastbound Hwy. 212 from Dell Road to Crosstown: 5 minutes
Westbound 494 from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100: 7 minutes. Eastbound 494 from Hwy. 169 to 35W: 5 minutes
Westbound Crosstown from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 169: 8 minutes Eastbound Crosstown from Hwy. 169 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.