Highway 100

MnDOT: ‘Highway 100 in St. Louis Park Closed Until Further Notice’

No Joke — & No Escape for Drivers on West Side of Town Unfortunately, it’s May 12, not April 1 — and the headline above is only a slight exaggeration. Thanks to two lanes (out of four) being closed in both directions, traffic on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park is now a snarled, 24/7 nightmare...
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Highway 100 Construction Winners & Losers: the 2900 Block of Toledo in St. Louis Park

From Highway On-Ramp to Private Cul-de-Sac The Highway 100 construction “losers” (at least short-term)? Easy:  all the fuming drivers stuck in 100 traffic (especially south), not to mention the ones caught on clogged side roads like Cedar Lake Road, and now — with Highway 7 partially closed — nearby 36th Street in St. Louis Park. But, there are...
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Status of Highway 100 & Minnetonka Blvd. Exit (in Plain English)

Halfway There Here’s one way to report the status of the (partially) just opened Minnetonka Blvd. exit on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park: Open:  the northbound exit** and the northbound on-ramp; Still closed:  the southbound exit and the southbound on-ramp. If that’s too confusing — or you’re dyslexic, like me — try this instead:...
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Half-Way(?) at the Highway 100 Reconstruction

“Do You Know the Way to San Jose Lake Calhoun?” As of this week, anyone trying to get to Lake Calhoun (or St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood) from the west has to navigate a couple extra hurdles (in addition to dealing with no bridge at Minnetonka Blvd; see below). That’s because there’s effectively no...
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“Ghost Highway”

Highway 100 Between 394 and 62 on Weekends Even with all the advance notice about pending construction, it’s still a bit eerie to see six or so miles of what’s ordinarily heavily trafficked Twin Cities freeway . . . completely empty. You know it’s a major hassle when the “Detour” signs direct drivers to Highway...
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Speed Trap Sunday

Two Theories I have two theories about why I saw so many cars pulled over, being ticketed on the side of Twin Cities roadways this weekend: One.  With so much road construction — 494 between Penn and Highwy 100 was completely closed today, to pick just one example — once you’re finally free of congestion, you’re aggravated and/or...
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