Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 252/I-94 Environmental Review

Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis

Walking, biking, rolling, and transit improvements

We need your feedback on improvements for people walking, biking, rolling, and using transit. Visit the meetings webpage to learn how to get involved.

Improvements for people walking, biking, and rolling

People who walk, bike, or roll face specific challenges while traveling along and across Hwy 252/I-94. The road design and intersection access options are being evaluated based on their potential to improve the experience for people walking and biking in the area.

All options being studied will include improvements for people walking, biking, and rolling by Hwy 252 intersections. The range of potential design options could include:

  • Improved trails, sidewalks, or bridges at all existing crossing locations
  • Dedicated multi-use trail bridges over Hwy 252 including or at the 70th St Ped bridge
  • Trails and sidewalks along local roads
  • Where interchanges are installed, a shared use path will be on both sides of the local road crossing Hwy 252.
  • Where intersections are closed on Hwy 252, a pedestrian bridge will be installed.

Improvements for people using transit

We are working with Metro Transit throughout the study to develop improvements to local and express bus service. We will coordinate with Metro Transit to ensure that road design and intersection access options support transit improvements now and into the future.

Potential local and express bus stop locations will be integrated into all Hwy 252 and I-94 project layouts. Options that do not include a priority bus travel lane will be designed to include bus-shoulder lanes. The design options will be compared in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement based on their ability to accommodate transit service and operations on Hwy 252 and I-94.

Potential improvements include:

  • More frequent service
  • Faster travel times due to bus shoulder or managed lanes (E-ZPass or carpool lanes)
  • Improved access to bus stops

Potential local and express bus service route improvements:

  • Route 721: More frequent all days
  • Route 722: More frequent all days to Target North Campus
  • Route 723: Extend span all days (earlier and later trips)
  • Route 724: More frequent Sunday service
  • Route 725: New weekend service
  • Route 765: More frequent weekday service (midday)
  • Route 766: All-day bi-directional service/new weekend service