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How to Avoid Weekend, 4th of July Traffic Jams in the Northwest Metro

Looking to avoid a traffic congestion this weekend and during your 4th of July travel? Here are several areas of road construction taking place in the northwest metro.

Here is a list of some of the road construction projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)Hennepin County and area cities, which might impact motorists traveling through the northwest metro for the weekend of June 29-July 4, 2012.

To find out real time traffic information, visit our Patch commute page.

Interstate 94 westbound

Road reconstruction is taking place between County Road 19 in Albertville and State Highway 241 near St. Michael with one lane closed.

Highway 109/Weaver Lake Road

Work continues on County Road 109/Weaver Lake Road between Main Street in Maple Grove and 85th Avenue in Brooklyn Park. Delays are anticipated until construction completion July 2013.

County Road 50

County Road 50 will be closed to through traffic from County Road 139 to Highway 55 in the city of Independence until approximately Sept. 11, 2012, according to Hennepin County. There will be a detour marked. The closure is due to riverbank stabilization.         

Bass Lake Road / County Road 10

Road reconstruction continues on Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove. The speed limit in the construction area has been reduced to 35 miles per hour.

Highway 55

Road closed on State Highway 55 in both directions between County Road 92/Dogwood Street and County Road 19 in Medina. Expect delays. Major reconstruction expected until July 31, 2012. 

Highway 101

Starting Monday, July 3, the roadway will be reduced to one lane between County Road 49 and County 144 near Rogers for road marking operations.

Have a tip about an area of roadway to avoid this weekend? Tell us in comments!

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