Five new ramp-meters will be activated on Highway 610 on May 1
Roseville, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be activating five new ramp meters on Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park. This is the first time in more than twenty years that the department has added a new corridor to the ramp metering network.
MnDOT in recent years has been adding meters at spot locations, replacing old meters during construction, or expanding the system one or two interchanges at a time. This will be the first new highway corridor added in more than twenty years. Ramp meters are traffic signals on highway entrance ramps designed and proven to reduce crashes as well as:
- Reduce travel times and increase speeds
- Increase travel time reliability
- Decreased emissions
There will be little impact to traffic, however, motorists may now need to stop at the following entrance ramps during peak travel times: eastbound Highway 610 from Highway 169, Broadway Avenue, Zane Avenue, and Noble Parkway as well as westbound Highway 610 at East River Road.
The ramp-metering system is expected to be activate by Monday, May 1, weather permitting.