Learn about I-35W Transit/Access Project at open house
Residents, business owners and commuters are invited to learn about the Interstate-35W Transit/Access Project at an upcoming open house. The proposal would redesign the way Lake Street connects to the freeway for drivers, bus riders, bicyclists and other commuters, and would also make it possible for uninterrupted Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service to run from Lakeville to downtown Minneapolis.
I-35W Transit/Access Project open house
5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13
Whittier Community Center, 425 26th St. W.
Staff from Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis will present updated information on proposals for:
- Transit station designs at both the freeway and Lake Street levels.
- Changes to Lake Street in the vicinity of the I-35W interchange (between Blaisdell Avenue and 5th Avenue).
- New ramps at the I-35W interchange.
- A “Green Crescent” pedestrian/bicycle connection between the Midtown Greenway and Lake Street
The I-35 Transit/Access Project will determine the location and preliminary design of a new transit station providing transit patrons connections to and from Lake Street, the Midtown Greenway and I-35W. The project will also complete the preliminary redesign of I-35W between 32nd Street and Interstate-94.
The open house is part of a three-year process of public and agency involvement to improve transit use, vehicle circulation and access, and pedestrian and bicycle connections in the area bounded by the Midtown Greenway, 2nd Avenue, Lake Street and Stevens Avenue. A Project Advisory Committee, comprising neighborhood resident groups, business organizations and local institutions, meets monthly to review technical work and provide community input.
Published Nov. 6, 2012