The following table is a listing of major Twin Cities metro bottlenecks, as defined by a MnDOT brochure detailing metropolitan area bottlenecks.
A newer brochure is available here. This large file is over 3MB in size and requires Mircosoft Word or an equivalent reader.
This table is organized by route (interstate/non-interstate, then numerically), then by location. NOTE: This is *NOT* an all-inclusive list!!! There are other bottlenecks out there that were not included. This list is based on a MnDOT brocure, but this does *NOT* constitute endosement of this list by MnDOT or any other government agency.
|ROUTE||WHERE||BOTTLENECK TYPE||PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS (As far as I know)|
|I-35||At US 8||Northbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||None|
|I-35E||At MN 110||Northbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Possible widening under study, Lexington Bridge replacement completed 2004.|
|I-35E||At I-694||Weaving||Interchange modifications and widening planned for 2005-07|
|I-35W||At I-494||Major interchange||Interchange reconstruction after 2012|
|I-35W||MN 62/Crosstown Commons||Weaving||Revised plan scheduled for 2006-09|
|I-35W||At MN 62||Southbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Revised plan scheduled for 2006-09|
|I-35W||At 46th Street in Minneapolis||Southbound lane drop (4 lanes to 3)||Revised plan scheduled for 2006-09|
|I-35W||At I-94 (Spaghetti Junction)||Weaving||Interchange reconstruction after 2015|
|I-35W||At MN 55||Southbound lane drop (4 lanes to 2)||6-lane widening proposed after 2015|
|I-35W||Between MN 280 and MN 36||Northbound weaving||Possible improvements after 2015|
|I-35W||At US 10 EAST||Southbound lane drop (4 lanes to 3)||Possible improvements after 2015|
|I-94||At MN 101||Westbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||IRC proposal. May be built after 2012.|
|I-94||Through Lowry Hill Tunnel||Limited lanes||None|
|I-94||Between Hennepin/Lyndale Aves and I-35W||Weaving||Possible improvements after 2015|
|I-94||At MN 280||Westbound lane drop (4 lanes to 3)||None|
|I-94||At I-35E||Major interchange||None. Previous improvements completed ca. 1990.|
|I-94||Between McKnight Road and MN 120||Lane drops (3 lanes to 2)||Widening planned for 2005-06|
|I-94/694||Near Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove||Eastbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Construction wrapping up 2004|
|I-94/694||West of Brooklyn Blvd in Brooklyn Center||Westbound lane drops (4 lanes to 2)||Construction wrapping up 2004|
|I-394||At MN 100||Lane drops in both directions (3 lanes to 2)||None|
|I-494||At US 61/10||Major interchange||Interchange reconstruction completed by 2007.|
|I-494||At Hardman Ave just west of Wakota Bridge||Eastbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||New 10-lane Wakota Bridge completed by 2007.|
|I-494||At MN 156||Eastbound lane drop (4 lanes to 3)||None|
|I-494||At MN 77||Westbound lane drop (4 lanes to 3)||Widening planned after 2012|
|I-494||At MN 100||Westbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Construction wrapping up 2004|
|I-494||At MN 55 in Plymouth||Northbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Widening planned after 2012|
|I-494||Near Bush Lake Rd in Maple Grove||Southbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Widening planned after 2012|
|I-694||At I-35W||Eastbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Widening planned for 2012|
|I-694||Between US 10 and MN 51||Weaving||Interchange reconstruction possible around 2012|
|MN 7||At MN 41||Westbound lane drop (2 lanes to 1)||None|
|MN 7||At Hennepin CSAH 101||Traffic signal||None|
|MN 7||At Hennepin CSAH 73||Traffic signal||None|
|US 8||In Lindstrom||Traffic signals||Corridor study underway|
|US 10/169||Through west Anoka||Traffic signals||IRC proposal for a freeway. Funding limited.|
|US 12||Between Hennepin CSAH 15 and Wayzata Blvd||Westbound lane drops (3 lanes to 1)||2-lane freeway under construction, but no widening|
|MN 13||At Dakota CSAH 5||Traffic signal||Possible interchange in future. Funding limited.|
|MN 36||At McKnight Road||Traffic signal||Corridor study underway|
|MN 36||Through Stillwater||Traffic signals||Freeway proposed as part of new Stillwater Bridge.|
|US 52/MN 55||At 117th St in Inver Grove Heights||Traffic signal||Construction wrapping up 2004|
|MN 55||At MN 62||Traffic signal||Interchange completed 2004|
|US 61||North of Mississippi River bridge in Hastings||Southbound lane drop (2 lanes to 1)||New 4-lane river bridge proposed around 2012-15|
|US 61/10||Through Newport||Traffic signals||Upgrade to freeway completed by 2007.|
|MN 62||At I-494 ramps and Clearwater Dr||Traffic signals||None|
|MN 65||North of I-694||Traffic signals||None|
|MN 65||At 109th Ave NE||Traffic signal||None|
|MN 100||At MN 7||Northbound lane drop (3 lanes to 2)||Reconstruction/widening planned for 2011|
|MN 100||At Hennepin CSAH 81||Traffic signal||Freeway upgrade completed 2004|
|US 169||At MN 41||Traffic signal||Interchange proposed. Funding limited.|
|US 169||Through Bloomington||Traffic signals||Interchanges under construction. I-494 interchange planned 2006-08.|
|US 169||At Hennepin CSAH 81 and CSAH 109||Traffic signals||Interchange planned for 2007|
|US 169||At Hennepin CSAH 12||Traffic signals||None|
|US 212||Near Flying Cloud Airport||Westbound lane drop (2 lanes to 1)||New alignment freeway planned 2005-07|
|MN 242||At University Ave NE||Traffic signal||None|
|MN 252||Through Brooklyn Park (especially at 85th Ave N)||Traffic signals||Improvements proposed after 2012|
|MN 280||Through Roseville||Traffic signals||Reconstruction planned 2006|
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