Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35E MnPASS Extension Study

Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake

I-35E MnPASS extension study area map
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About this study

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded MnDOT a Value Pricing Pilot Program grant to study the feasibility of extending MnPASS Express Lanes on I-35E between Little Canada Road and County Road 96 in the northeastern part of the Twin Cities.

The I-35E MnPASS Extension Study will develop and evaluate conceptual alternatives for extending MnPASS from Little Canada Road to County Road 96 through the remaining bottleneck on I-35E north of I-694. The study will engage community stakeholders and corridor users in analyzing the design, operation, benefits, costs and public acceptability of each alternative. The study will also engage community stakeholders in identifying and evaluating methods for improving bus transit and carpool use in the MnPASS Express Lanes on I-35E.

The study results will be used by MnDOT and the Met Council to assist in project planning and development, and to place this corridor in position to take advantage of future funding and construction opportunities.