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Thursday, December 06, 2018
MnDOT, in partnership with Hennepin County, will repair the France Ave. Bridge and other infrastructure on France Ave. in Edina starting April 2019. This work consists of repairing the France Ave. Bridge over Hwy 62, pavement resurfacing for a smoother road surface, replace signal system, lengthen acceleration lane on ramp to EB Hwy 62, and sidewalk and accessibility improvements along the France ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, October 08, 2018
Project complete The I-94 road reconstruction work that began back in summer 2016 is now complete. If you traveled recently on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood, you may have noticed there was still some minor construction work going on in the area.  Materials that were on back-order finally arrived, so crews were back in the project area late last week installing railing under overnight lane ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, October 08, 2018
Upcoming long-term lane and ramp closure You may have seen the signs go up on the 106th St. ramp to southbound I-35W, here are the rest of the details. Beginning at 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 18,  you will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W between 106th St. and Cliff Rd. as crews begin implementing a long term lane closure. Once Complete, southbound I-35W will be reduced from four ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Results from a statewide poll of Minnesota voters show broad support for expanded and improved public transit. Nearly three-quarters, 74 percent, of all respondents said they would support the State of Minnesota making additional investments in transit, including buses, trains and light rail. A majority of self-identified voters across parties said they back more spending on ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release, Transit
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MnDOT is planning to resurface I-94 from Western Ave. to Hwy 280 in St. Paul starting in spring of 2019 which will have multiple weekend closures of the interstate as well as lane and ramp closures. This work consists of pavement resurfacing for a smoother road surface, repave ramps, replace signal system at Lexington Ave. intersection, new accessible pedestrian signals at Cretin Ave. and ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Beginning at 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 18,  you will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W between 106th St. and Cliff Rd. as crews begin implementing a long term lane closure. Once Complete, southbound I-35W will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes through the summer of 2021. At the same time the ramp from 106th St. to southbound I-35W will close and will remain closed through ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, June 04, 2018
Project BenefitsImproved traffic flow on I-35W and I-94 Changing ramp connections to/from I-35W and I-94Adding MnPASS lanes on northbound and southbound I-35W between 26th Street and 46th StreetImproved transit service on I-35W Constructing new transit station at I-35W and Lake Street for future METRO Orange Line and express busesAdding a transit-only ramp to/from downtown on 12th ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, May 31, 2018
In this update We have several upcoming closures we wanted to let you know about, as well as a last chance opportunity to take photos of downtown Minneapolis from the 24th St. pedestrian bridge.Closures26th St. bridge closes June 1I-35W weekend closure scheduled, June 1-4Access to/from downtown and I-35W closes June 831st St. ramps on I-35W close June 8Eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Road closure details You’ll encounter a full road closure on Hwy 95 between Bailey Rd. and 70th St. in Washington County beginning at 6 a.m., Mon, June 4. We’re closing the road, so crews can continue construction activities as part of the Hwy 95 safety improvement project. To bypass the closed segment of Hwy 95, follow the posted detour of 70th St., Woodbury Dr. to Bailey Rd.   Local property ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, May 14, 2018
Lane closure details Crews finished laying asphalt last weekend between Louisiana Ave. and Shady Oak Rd. They will be out again this weekend putting a new layer of pavement on between Shady Oak Rd. and I-494. This will require single-lane closures in each direction between Shady Oak Rd. to I-494 from 7 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17 through 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20. On Wed, Aug. 15, crews will be doing storm ...read more
Categories: Transit
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Project work updatesWestbound I-94 to Hwy 55 ramp closure begins Wed, May 16Upcoming weekend closure of both directions of I-94 from Hwy 55 to I-35WUpcoming weekend closure of Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. from Dunwoody Blvd. to Oak Grove St.Upcoming weekend restrictions of westbound I-394 from downtown to Hwy 100Additional weekend closures of both directions of I-94: May 18-21 Details for each ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Project work details Crews are ready to start on the Hwy 47/University Ave. project next week after a short delay for weather. Project work will include making improvements to Hwy 47/University Ave. in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. Beginning Mon, April 30, Hwy 47/University Ave. will close from Lowry Ave. in Minneapolis to 44th Ave. in Columbia Heights. The work will start at 40th ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Project work details This project work along Hwy 95 is part of the Upper Loop Trail project, which will be a five-mile trail system connecting Houlton, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. You should be familiar with this Upper Loop Trail Project, as the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge and the Stillwater Lift Bridge transformation projects are also a part of this.Upcoming closures along Hwy 95 begin April ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The 253 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “These projects are critical investments in Minnesota’s aging transportation system,” Zelle said. “We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Project Update Work resumes in April 2018 for the I-94: Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center Project including: Repairs to two highway bridgesPainting of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden All work will be completed by the end of summer 2018.BenefitsRestores pavement, provides smoother ride and extends pavement ...read more
Categories: Transit