East is East, and West is West
(and Never the Twain Shall Meet)

The good news:  one of the Twin Cities biggest bottlenecks — the “T” formed by Interstate 35W and Highway 62 (Crosstown) about five miles south of downtown Minneapolis — has been dramatically improved.

The bad news:  one of the biggest remaining bottlenecks, the Lowry Tunnel — and specifically the one lane tourniquet just west of it connecting Interstates 394 and 94 — isn’t amenable to an easy or cost-effective fix.

I’m not prepared to call it a trend (yet), but, I’ve now had two recent Buyers who’ve nixed homes that would have required them to drive through the Lowry Tunnel to get to (or from) work.

P.S.:  You know the picture of the Tunnel (above) is dated because it’s daylight, and the traffic isn’t bumper-to-bumper.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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