Minnesota Traffic Volume Building Up, But Still Nowhere Near Normal

Minnesota Traffic Volume Building Up, But Still Nowhere Near Normal Click to Enlarge

(From MNN) -- The number of cars on Minnesota roads is said to be building up again, but still nowhere near what used to be considered normal.

People staying home during the coronavirus pandemic left some state highways looking like a quiet Sunday morning.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation freeway traffic was off by more than 70 percent on April 12th. Traffic volume is still down 20-to-30 percent, allowing construction crews to get an early start on some road projects.

If many of the people working at home right now keep working remotely, that could have a long-term effect on the future of transportation.

Fuel taxes are a major source of money for road maintenance and construction.

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