Open houses set to address I-35W traffic initiatives

Residents and businesses are invited to attend open houses that will discuss two I-35W initiatives in the metro area.

Interstate 35W Transit/Access Project open house

On May 1, the public will receive an update on the I-35W Transit/Access Project which will cover the latest on the development of bus rapid transit, freeway ramp improvements and other changes to the freeway at and around Lake Street.

5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1
Whittier Community Center
425 26th Street West, Minneapolis

The I-35 Transit/Access Project involves transit- and transportation-related improvements in the vicinity of I-35W, Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. Topics to be discussed include bus rapid transit station designs at both the freeway and Lake Street levels, Changes to Lake Street in the vicinity of the I-35W interchange and proposed ramps at the I-35W interchange.

For more information, go to www.35lake.com.

I-35W North Managed Lanes Corridor Study open houses

Two more open houses, on May 2 and May 10, are scheduled to discuss strategies to address rush-hour congestion on Interstate 35W north of downtown.  

5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2
Blaine City Hall – Cloverleaf Farm Room
10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, May 10
Minneapolis Central Public Library – Doty Boardroom
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 

These open houses will look at ways to:

·         Better utilize existing and future infrastructure investments.

·         Increase transit ridership and the use of high occupancy vehicles by providing travel time advantages.

·         Provide a choice for commuters during the peak periods.

·         Reduce congestion and improve safety along the corridor.

For more information, go to www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wstudy.

 

Published Apr. 19, 2012