Plan ahead for busy Monday morning commute in the Twin Cities

Thousands of Super Bowl visitors expected to leave town Monday

As thousands of visitors leave the Twin Cities Monday following Super Bowl festivities, residents and downtown workers are advised to plan ahead for a busy Monday morning commute.

Those commuting by car should plan an earlier trip when possible and can check the MnDOT Metro Traffic Map or www.511mn.org before heading out.

These downtown Minneapolis streets will re-open Monday, Feb. 5, before morning rush hour:

·         Third Street between Interstate 35W and Chicago Avenue.

·         Fifth Street between Fifth and Park avenues.

·         Portland Avenue between Fourth and Seventh streets.

·         Sixth Street between Fifth and Park avenues.

 

These downtown Minneapolis streets/trails will open Monday afternoon:

·         Sixth Street between 11th and 13th avenues.

·         11th Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets.

·         A stretch of Hiawatha Trail between 15th Avenue in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and 11th Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Detour: use Washington Avenue, or ride METRO Blue Line trains between Cedar Riverside and Government Plaza stations.

Some additional street closures adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium will remain in effect through either Tuesday, Feb. 6, or mid-February.

Blue and Green Line trains resume regular schedules

METRO Blue and Green Line trains will operate on regular schedules by 3 a.m. Monday morning and expect increased ridership on southbound Blue Line trains with many visitors traveling to the airport. Some Super Bowl-related bus detours will still be in effect; riders can find detour information here: https://www.metrotransit.org/super-bowl-riders.

Published Feb 4, 2018

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