Congestion is bad, likely to get worse in Twin Cities, MnDOT says
Slower speeds, longer trip times, and lots more company on the roads. That’s the future of Twin Cities traffic.
Congestion on metro area highways and freeways jumped by 2 percentage points in 2015 over the previous year, and traffic on the metro’s busiest corridors is only expected to worsen in the coming years as the population grows and increased demand pushes the system closer to capacity, the Minnesota Department of Transportation concludes in a new report. (To view the complete 2015 Metropolitan Freeway System Congestion Report, click here.)
The forecast for more gridlock won’t bring the Twin Cities anywhere close to the snarls endured by drivers in traffic-riddled Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York. But it does mean we will be creeping, rather than cruising, along more often.