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News Release
Oct. 22, 2007

Workzone at night

I-35W bridge design charette offers next community engagement opportunity
All day interactive community workshop to be held on Wednesday, October 24


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —The Minnesota Department of Transportation and FIGG Bridge Engineers will host members of the community for an all-day Bridge Design Charette for the St. Anthony Falls (Interstate 35W) Bridge Replacement Project starting at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. Media are welcome to attend.

Linda Figg, Director of Bridge Art for FIGG, will lead the interactive community workshop with members of the bridge design team on hand to discuss various design options for the bridge. Participants — including residents, artists and designers, business owners, neighborhood leaders and elected and appointed government officials — will share their opinions and select preferences among design options. Combined with public feedback from recent Mn/DOT open houses and other opportunities, the Charette will solidify design decisions on the bridge pier, railings, color, landscaping and lighting.

What: I-35W bridge design charette

Who: Linda Figg, director of bridge art for FIGG Bridge Engineers
Mn/DOT and Members of the St. Anthony Falls (I-35W) Bridge Design Team
Invited representatives of neighborhoods, the arts community, education, business and government

When: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007

Where: Four Points by Sheraton, 1330 Industrial Boulevard, Minneapolis

Note to media: Staff will be on hand throughout the day to help facilitate any one-on-one interviews with participants or facilitators, so as to limit interruptions to this important process.


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