Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 26, 2019

Upcoming open houses will gather input for future of Highway 252/Interstate 94 Corridors in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis are hosting three open house meetings in early August to share information and discuss proposed changes to Hwy 252 and Interstate 94. The public is invited to attend any (or all) meetings. All three meetings are scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, Aug. 5
Evergreen Community School
7020 Dupont Ave.
Brooklyn Center

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park

Thursday, Aug. 15
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 North Dowling Ave.

The same information will be presented at all three open houses. Kid-friendly activities and hearty snacks will be provided.

Proposals for the future of the two highways are being developed to address the future of Hwy 252 and I-94 in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center and western Minneapolis. An environmental review is underway to develop solutions to reduce congestion, improve safety and address reliability on the two highways:

    1. Hwy 252 between Hwy 610 in Brooklyn Park and I-694 in Brooklyn Center
    2. I-94 from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to downtown Minneapolis

Conversion to a freeway is being considered for Hwy 252. The addition of MnPASS lanes is being considered for both Hwy 252 and I-94. These changes would affect drivers, transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists.

For those unable to attend any of the meetings, an online survey will be launched on the website following the first meeting on Aug. 5, 2019.

For more information about the Hwy 252/I-94 study and to access the on-line survey after Aug. 5, please visit the study website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy252study. For other transportation information, please visit mndot.gov. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.