A stalled vehicle on westbound 94 at Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis is bogging down traffic from Portland Avenue. Ahead, look for a tiny ramp jam heading onto westbound 394. Northbound Hwy. 169 runs slow from County Road 18 up to 494. That's due to an earlier stall on the Bloomington Ferry Bridge. That trip is now at 10 minutes. The drive into St. Paul on westbound 94 has a couple hiccups. The first is a two-car crash on the ramps from west 94 to the 694/494 freeways in Woodbury/Maplewood. Ahead, a rear-end wreck in the left lane at Hwy. 52 has commuters swerving to avoid the wreckage. Look for brake lights at Mounds Blvd. Total drive time from Manning to Marion Street is 14 minutes. One other area of note where things slow down, that's on 494 from 24th Avenue over to 35W. It's 8 minutes from Cedar Avenue to Hwy. 100. Older Post 6:50 a.m. update: Current travel times Newer Post 7:10 a.m. update: Serious crash on Hwy. 56 in Randolph … [Read more...] about 7 a.m. update: Stalled blocking on 94 at Nicollet
It's a rare story in Twin Cities development these days: A neighborhood group telling a developer that his proposal doesn't add enough density. But that's what happened Wednesday night during a meeting over a proposed 500-unit apartment project on the 5.4-acre former Superior Plating site in Northeast, a block from Surdyk's. A Florida based firm is pitching the mixed-use development in place of the just-demolished industrial building. “The biggest problem we saw what that they were not proposing enough density in housing," said Victor Grambsch, board president of the Nicollet Island East Bank Neighborhood Association. "They were proposing something like 500 units. We think it should be closer to 700 or more.” DLC Residential presented the proposal for six stories of luxury apartments to a neighborhood subcommittee focused on the project. A local representative for DLC, which has a letter of intent to buy the site, did not respond to a request for comment Thursday. … [Read more...] about Neighborhood group wants more density at Superior Plating site
Traffic is already jammed on northbound 35W due to a crash in the right lane at Cliff Road. Scoot over to the left to get around the wreckage and the participants who are standing on the right shoulder. The backup starts at Hwy. 13. Older Post Keeping tabs on Friday's morning commute Newer Post 6 a.m. update: Current drive times … [Read more...] about 5:40 a.m. update: Crash on 35W at Cliff
Look for traffic to bunch up on southbound 494 at the Crosstown where a stall is sitting on the right shoulder. In Maple Grove, a crash on westbound 94 at Maple Grove Pkwy. is off on the right shoulder. Eastbound traffic slows in the immediate area. Older Post 7:30 a.m. update: A nice ride so far Newer Post 6:35 a.m. update: Current travel times … [Read more...] about 7:20 a.m. update: Stall on 494 at Crosstown
Rising waters on the St. Croix River will close the Stillwater Lift Bridge at 10 a.m. today, snarling commuter traffic between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The bridge, which connects Minnesota Hwy. 36 and Wisconsin Hwy. 64, will remain closed to vehicles until water levels drop. Older Post Traffic alert: Road work on I-35E, storm repair, Back to the 50s Newer Post Keeping tabs on Monday's morning commute … [Read more...] about Stillwater Lift Bridge closes at 10 a.m.