KSTP Traffic Round-Up: Highway 169 Work Postponed

April 20, 2018 07:50 AM

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Drivers who take Highway 169 in the north metro can breathe a temporary sigh of relief as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reports some of the road work in that area has been postponed.

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Although KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said drivers will still see roadwork near Hayden Lake Road in Champlin next week, the longterm lane closures won't take place now until early May.

According to MnDOT, work in the area will consist of resurfacing, bridge work and some straightening of curves.

RELATED: Lane Closures Begin Next Week on Highway 169 in Brooklyn Park, Champlin

As for the Friday morning commute, Smith said delays occurred on eastbound Interstate 94 near the Elm Creek Rest Area in Maple Grove after a semi appeared to have lost its rear duals.

Smith said as a result, by 7 a.m., it was taking drivers roughly half an hour to travel along eastbound I-94.

Traffic began resuming as normal just before 8 a.m.

Meanwhile, Smith said to watch out for slick spots along westbound Highway 110 near Interstate 35E after a vehicle went off the road and landed in the snow.

Additionally, the light rail is back up and running in St. Paul after crews worked to clear a vehicle that had crashed into a pole and ended up on the tracks.

RELATED: Crews Clear Scene after Car Hits Pole, Ends Up on Light Rail Tracks in St. Paul

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