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July 14, 2016

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USDOT community visioning workshop for I-94 through Twin Cities set for July 18-19

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The public is invited to share their ideas for the future of the Interstate 94 corridor between St. Paul and Minneapolis at a community visioning session July 18-19.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently selected the Twin Cities—one of four communities across the country—as winners of the Every Place Counts Design Challenge. Each winning community receives a two-day workshop aimed at identifying innovative community design solutions that bridge the infrastructure divide and reconnect people to opportunity. The workshop will include design sessions with on-site technical and strategical assistance from subject matter experts in the field.
The public forum portion of the workshop will be held July 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Griggs-Midway building, 540 Fairview Avenue, Room S-242, St. Paul, Minn. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions.

Experts from the transportation industry will be on hand to answer questions. 
There will be a final presentation held July 19 from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the same location, which also is open to the public.

“Since its construction in the 1960s, Interstate 94 has been an important connection for millions of motorists and a divider of several established and diverse neighborhoods in our community,” said MNDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “I am excited about this remarkable opportunity for the region as we begin rethinking I-94 in a way that reconnects people and neighborhoods to new and historic opportunities.” 

Design challenge partners include the U.S. Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Council, Ramsey County, Hennepin County, city of St. Paul, city of Minneapolis.

For more information about the Every Place Counts Design Challenge, visit www.transportation.gov/opportunity/challenge.

For more information about the Rethinking I-94 study or to sign up for e-mail updates, visit mndot.gov/I-94minneapolis-stpaul/.

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