Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Rethinking I-94

94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul

You're invited

MnDOT is hosting  six community visioning workshops along the I-94 corridor aimed at identifying neighborhood-level transportation values, issues and concerns through community feedback. All are welcome to attend. For more details visit the Rethinking I-94 Meetings Page.

I-94 Documentary

A two-part documentary about Interstate 94.

Part One of the documentary, entitled Interstate 94: A History and Its Impact, focuses on the construction of I-94 in the middle of the 20th Century and the affect it had on the communities it bisected.

Part Two, Interstate 94: Today and Tomorrow, focuses on the here and now as it relates to I-94 through the Twin Cities, as well as continuing work to engage with communities along the interstate in an effort to develop a comprehensive, community-based vision for the corridor.

About this project

I-94 Mpls/St. Paul rethinking improvement project location map
Rethinking I-94 Study area map
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During the next two years, MnDOT will work with neighborhoods, community groups, district councils, local governments and others interested in the future of I-94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis.

USDOT releases Every Place Counts Design Challenge report

Study goals

This work will develop an implementation schedule that guides future project development efforts and identifies construction projects.

The goals of this project include:

  • Developing a comprehensive, long-term and community-based approach to address I-94 study area needs
  • Better understanding who uses I-94, how they use it and what parts of the study area work/do not work for people
  • Gaining a stronger understanding of the condition of I-94 including bridges, walls and tunnels in the study area
  • Determining how to best address mobility needs on I-94

Scope of work

  • Develop project alternatives
  • Comprehensively evaluate condition of I-94 including bridges, walls and tunnels in the study area
  • Forecast travel demands
  • Analyze origin-destination and transit operation data
  • Conduct benefit-cost analysis
  • Develop short- and long-term recommendations, including a phased implementation plan
  • Identify/target I-94 stakeholders (market segmentation)
  • Develop engagement strategies and tactics

Video series

I-94: Two part documentary


Part One
: Interstate 94: A History and Its Impact

This video focuses on the construction of I-94 in the middle of the 20th Century and the affect it had on the communities it bisected.

I-94 Part One Documentary

Part Two: Interstate 94: Today and Tomorrow

This video focuses on the here and now as it relates to I-94 through the Twin Cities, as well as continuing work to engage with communities along the interstate in an effort to develop a comprehensive, community-based vision for the corridor.