Your weekend traffic rundown

The Twins, Gophers, Wild and Vikings -- all on home turf this weekend. Add in the Twin Cities Marathon, anticipating thousands of people. Oh, and a major highway closure. http://kare11.tv/2fWFL5c

MINNEAPOLIS - The Twins, Gophers, Wild and Vikings -- all on home turf this weekend. Add in the Twin Cities Marathon, anticipating thousands of people, oh, and a major highway closure. 

Good luck getting around town. 

Here's a quick reminder of all the things that are happening this weekend so you can plan accordingly:

-- Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers at Target Field at 7:10 p.m. Friday

-- I-35W is closing in both directions from I-94 to Highway 62, starting at 10 p.m. Friday. The highway will reopen by Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. The on and off ramps will begin closing around 9 p.m. Friday. Drivers will be detoured using I-394, Highway 100 and Highway 62.

-- Minnesota Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins at TCF Bank Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday

-- Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers at Target Field at 6:10 p.m. Saturday

-- Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars at Xcel Energy Center at 7 p.m. Saturday

-- Twin Cities Marathon, starting at U.S. Bank Stadium and ending at the Capitol, at 8 a.m. Sunday

-- Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium at noon Sunday

-- Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers at Target Field at 2:10 p.m. Sunday

The city of Minneapolis encourages visitors and local residents to use mass transit, car pooling and city bike routes to ease the congestion. 

More information can be found on their various websites:

-- Metro Transit

-- Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization

-- Biking in Minneapolis

-- Pedestrian Program

-- Safe Routes Program

Phew. Good luck, everyone!

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