EDINA, Minn. - Heading to work from the west metro, for many, is about to take longer. Again.
On Monday, work resumes on Highway 100. The resurface project through Edina will temporarily trim one lane from the northbound side between Benton Ave. and W 36th St. The same goes for the southbound side starting Thursday morning.
The $16.7 million Highway 100 project is expected to be finished in August.
Also Monday, a beautiful morning drive over the Mississippi River will be a little more congested for commuters on Highway 5. The bridge from St. Paul to Fort Snelling will be one lane in each direction, and several ramps will be closed. It's part of a two-year Highway 5 project to repair and reconstruct several bridge decks.
Then there's the big Enhance 694 project.
To help the public deal with this project, MnDOT posted instructional animations on its website.
They are adding a third lane in each direction from Vadnais Heights to Arden Hills.
After long delays Monday morning the Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesperson Kent Barnard said that there will be no more lane restrictions eastbound or westbound along 694 after 6 a.m. They lasted until 9 a.m. on Monday April 4.
But in order to add lanes, just like in any other project, first they must take some away. In this case, the project will take until Fall 2017.