Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

July 8, 2013

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Open houses for 4th Street South/I-35W ramp and noise barriers are scheduled for July

Open houses are scheduled in specific neighborhoods

Roseville, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation, the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County are hosting open houses for the proposed 4th Street South entrance ramp to northbound I-35W project and for the noise barriers associated with the project. 

The open houses are scheduled according to respective neighborhoods. The informal open houses will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation and a question and answer session at 6 p.m. 

Como Park Neighborhood 
Thursday, July 18
Van Cleve Recreation Center
901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis

Marcy Holmes Neighborhood         
Tuesday, July 23            
University Lutheran Church of Hope 
601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis

Mid-City Industrial, Beltrami, Northeast Park Neighborhoods
Wednesday, July 24      
Logan Park Recreation Center
690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis

Open house attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the project, view project plans, and to learn about the noise barrier voting process. Displays illustrating the project layout and proposed noise barriers will be available. Representatives from MnDOT, the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County will be available to answer questions.

The project, which is slated to begin in spring 2014, includes the construction of a new ramp from 4th Street S, the construction of an auxiliary lane from University Avenue to the Johnson Street exit, and proposes the construction of noise walls along I-35W. The new ramp and auxiliary lane will relieve congestion on Washington Avenue, improve access to northbound I-35W from downtown Minneapolis, reduce the traffic that diverts through Northeast Minneapolis to access northbound I-35W, and improve access to northbound I-35W.

For more information about the project, visit the project Web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wandfourthst/index.html



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