Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 252 Study

Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis

About this study

Hennepin County, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis are developing solutions to lessen congestion and improve safety and reliability along Highway 252 between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and I-694 in Brooklyn Center and on I-94 from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to downtown Minneapolis. These solutions will be evaluated in an environmental process and then will move forward into preliminary design.

Summary of work

  • Study traffic flows and the crash history in the area
  • Estimate future traffic flows, congestion, travel time reliability and options to improve safety and circulation
  • Develop options for interchanges, overpasses or closures to replace signalized intersections
  • Develop conceptual designs and recommend one option for further study
  • Seek feedback from residents, business owners and commuters
  • Identify how to fund the improvements