A second straight weekend of planned traffic hassles is again ending with one of the closed highways reopening more than a day early.
Eastbound Interstate 94 was reopened to traffic Saturday night between Hwy. 280 and I-35E, 31 hours earlier than planned.
The closure, which started at 10 p.m. Friday, was planned to run until 5 a.m. Monday for work on the Snelling Avenue bridge project.
Just a weekend earlier, westbound I-94 traffic in the same stretch was halted, but it too resumed on a Saturday night, giving Sunday drivers another alternative in the busy summer of road construction.
Many closures and projects continue, most notably the shutdown of lanes on eastbound I-394 between Hwy. 100 and I-94.