Public hearing tomorrow on layout of I-35W projects
Tomorrow, May 3, a public hearing will address whether to approve the proposed layout for the I-35W Transit Access Project and other projects on Interstate 35W between I-94 and 42nd Street South. The hearing will take place during the regular meeting of the Minneapolis City Council’s Transportation and Public Works committee.
Public hearing on layouts of I-35W projects
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3
Room 317 City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.
First proposed in the 1990s, the I-35W Transit Access Project involves the City of Minneapolis and its partners – Hennepin County as project lead, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Metropolitan Council. The proposal includes:
- A high-quality, inside-lane, multi-modal bus rapid transit station at Lake Street. This will make it possible to have bus rapid transit service to and from downtown Minneapolis from as far south as Burnsville and eventually Lakeville.
- A high-quality bike and pedestrian connection to the Midtown Greenway. This will link this bus transit hub to one of the city’s busiest bikeways.
- A new exit from southbound I-35W to Lake Street. Currently, southbound I-35W traffic cannot exit onto Lake Street.
- A new exit from northbound I-35W to 28th Street. The exit will help decrease congestion at Lake Street. People who work and visit Wells Fargo, Allina offices and adjacent hospitals north of Lake Street could use this off-ramp instead.
More information on the project is available at www.35lake.com.
Written comments can be submitted to [email protected]. All written comments must be received by the day of the meeting.
Published May 2, 2016