MnDOT to host public meetings in March for Hwy 47/University Avenue and Hwy 65/Central Avenue study
Public comments sought on visions for future improvements
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is inviting the public to three meetings this month to comment on new visions for future corridor improvements along Hwy 47/University Avenue and Hwy 65/Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis and southern Anoka County.
The first meeting will focus on University and Central Avenues south of I-694 and will take place Thursday, March 16, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson Street NE, Minneapolis, Minn. The second meeting will focus on University and Central Avenues north of I-694 and will take place Thursday, March 23, 4 to 7 p.m. at Fridley City Hall, 7071 University Ave NE, Fridley, Minn. These meetings begin with a brief presentation, but attendees are welcome to arrive at any time. Refreshments will be available.
A third meeting to review the entire study area will take place virtually on Zoom on Tuesday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Also, an online survey will open in mid-March on the project webpage.
The Hwy 47/University Avenue and Hwy 65/Central Avenue study area begins at the intersection of these roads in Northeast Minneapolis and continues northward through Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley, Blaine, Coon Rapids and Spring Lake Park to County Highway 10.
MnDOT began the study in 2020 with extensive public engagement and technical analysis to understand the needs of people who travel these roads in cars, on bike, walking, rolling and hauling freight. The study is now returning to ask for public input on visions and ideas for improvements to these roads to better meet those needs in the long term. Complete information is on the project webpage at talk.dot.state.mn.us/hwy-47-hwy-65-study
MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print) for this email or event, please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.email@example.com or call 651-366-4720.