MnDOT put out a warning to drivers to expect significant delays on eastbound I-394 Monday morning, but big delays have not developed. Traffic is moving remarkably well, MnDOT says.
Commuters have experienced minor congestion around Xenia Avenue where cars are being diverted onto the carpool lanes, but no major setbacks.
The eastbound I-394 main lanes along this stretch will stay closed for about two weeks to allow for joint repair and resurfacing. Construction along this span also means closure of some ramps, including eastbound I-394 to Penn Avenue, Penn Avenue to eastbound I-394 and northbound Hwy. 100 to eastbound I-394.
MnDOT recommends that drivers heading north on Hwy. 100 continue to eastbound Hwy. 55. However, using ramps at Glenwood or Duluth Street and heading back south on Hwy. 100 may work just as well as southbound Hwy. 100 drivers can access the I-394 HOT lanes.
Drivers traveling south on Hwy. 100 to eastbound I-394 will take the high-occupancy ramps.
The westbound lanes of I-394 between Minneapolis and Golden Valley were shut down for resurfacing and joint repair for two weeks in July.
As MnDOT re-decks the Lyndale Avenue bridge over the Dunwoody/Hennepin exit, the bridge will remain closed through September. Drivers will be redirected to Dunwoody Boulevard to access westbound I-394 and to Hennepin Avenue, 11th Street and Linden Avenue to avoid the road closure and get back on Lyndale.