North metro traffic tie-ups expected as drivers leave town for Fourth of July holiday weekend |

North metro traffic tie-ups expected as drivers leave town for Fourth of July holiday weekend

Josie Smith
Updated: June 30, 2021 06:51 PM
Created: June 30, 2021 09:34 AM

Experts say this is likely to be the second-busiest Fourth of July travel weekend on record.

Those planning on driving will want to know where to expect work zones.

The biggest traffic issue for drivers is going to be finding a way out of the Twin Cities. There's a major project underway along Interstate 94 from Maple Grove to Clearwater. Watch for traffic shifts westbound between Interstate 494 and Highway 241 in St. Michael.

On the way back to the metro, drivers will want to watch for a traffic shift eastbound in Albertville.

There's also still single-lane construction on eastbound Highway 10 in Elk River.

Expect delays on Interstate 35W and Highway 10 as drivers work their way through the MnPASS project on I-35W northbound between Roseville and Lino Lakes.

North of the Twin Cities, places like Highway 61 in Two Harbors are under construction with single-lane traffic.

There's good news for drivers who are traveling between the Twin Cities and Duluth: All lanes are open along I-35.

It's the same story south of the metro.

A striping project between Elko/New Market and Faribault won't start until after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. In fact, drivers will find all lanes open on I-35 between the Twin Cities and the Iowa border. This hasn't been the case in years past, so this is good news for drivers.

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