Sunday drivers, especially those from the east metro looking to come west, have one less hassle to work about. Westbound Interstate 94 between I-35E and Hwy. 280 reopened late Saturday, or about 32 hours earlier than planned.

The closure, so Minnesota Department of Transportation crews could finish pouring concrete for the north side of the Snelling Avenue bridge, had been announced to end at 5 a.m. Monday.

That’s good news for those heading to the conclusion of the Twins-Yankees series at Target Field or the One Direction concert at TCF Bank Stadium.

In April, work on the same project closed I-94 traffic in both directions, but the interstate reopened more than a day early as well.

A big west metro closure continues, with the southbound lanes of Interstate 494 between the Fish Lake Interchange and I-394 closed until 5 a.m. Monday.


Staff reports