Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Rethinking I-94

I-94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul

Public Engagement Toolkit

Rethinking I-94 involves transportation planning that:

  • Engages communities early and often
  • Is inclusive and interactive
  • Best addresses transportation infrastructure and modal needs while balancing community needs and impacts

This Rethinking I-94 Public Engagement Toolkit outlines an adaptable process that MnDOT project teams can use to develop project-specific plans for public engagement in the Interstate 94 Corridor. It features a variety of engagement tools these teams can use as they build their engagement plans.


Zone Profiles

Rethinking I-94 focuses on the neighborhoods and communities along I-94 between Hwy 61 in St. Paul and Broadway Ave. in Minneapolis. MnDOT divided the corridor into six zones based on anticipated future design and construction projects. These Zone Profiles feature information about each zone including demographics, survey responses, community organizations and events, local media and elected officials.

Community Culture and History Overviews

These overviews provide historical and cultural background about key groups of stakeholders along the I-94 corridor, as well as information about broader cultural characteristics of the different groups and their history of engagement on transportation and planning issues in the Twin Cities.

Note: Rethinking I-94 staff are available to provide training for those interested in using the toolkit to build a public engagement plan for their project/effort. Please contact Brenda Thomas at brenda.thomas@state.mn.us.