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.