Rethinking I-94 — Minneapolis to St. Paul

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The Rethinking I-94 site has a new look!

This platform provides new engagement and feedback tools. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to participate in the future.

About

Rethinking I-94 study area map from Marion St. in St. Paul to Hwy 55/Hiawatha Ave in MinneapolisView full-size image

MnDOT's responsibilities on I-94 include preserving and repairing bridges, walls and pavement and enhancing mobility, safety, and connectivity. Rethinking I-94 is a long-term effort to engage with those who live, work, and play along the corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul. We’re doing this to understand the needs and hopes of people, so our work also builds and sustains healthy, equitable communities.

We recognize the actions 60 years ago devastated communities, and those impacts are still felt today. MnDOT and our partners are prioritizing the well-being of people. Our work the last few years has focused on understanding the communities in these neighborhoods, especially Indigenous people and people of color.

Rethinking I-94 improvements will support the broader community goals that those involved in our engagement efforts identified between 2016-2018. Those goals include:

  • Incorporate the livability framework and identify opportunities for establishing a sense of place, community connections, economic opportunities, equity, safety, and a healthy environment for the communities that live, work, and play there.
  • Develop and execute a community-based approach focused on reconnecting neighborhoods, revitalizing communities, and ensuring residents have a meaningful voice in transportation decisions that affect their lives.

Moving Forward

We are following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, mandated in federal law, to revise the draft goals, purpose and need, and the criteria we use to evaluate projects. MnDOT is working with the Federal Highway Administration, engaging the expertise of technical committees, working groups, and an advisory committee of policymakers to inform that process. We will have those revised documents by the end of this summer, 2022. Following the revisions, alternatives will be developed.


The Rethinking I-94 site has a new look!

This platform provides new engagement and feedback tools. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to participate in the future.

About

Rethinking I-94 study area map from Marion St. in St. Paul to Hwy 55/Hiawatha Ave in MinneapolisView full-size image

MnDOT's responsibilities on I-94 include preserving and repairing bridges, walls and pavement and enhancing mobility, safety, and connectivity. Rethinking I-94 is a long-term effort to engage with those who live, work, and play along the corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul. We’re doing this to understand the needs and hopes of people, so our work also builds and sustains healthy, equitable communities.

We recognize the actions 60 years ago devastated communities, and those impacts are still felt today. MnDOT and our partners are prioritizing the well-being of people. Our work the last few years has focused on understanding the communities in these neighborhoods, especially Indigenous people and people of color.

Rethinking I-94 improvements will support the broader community goals that those involved in our engagement efforts identified between 2016-2018. Those goals include:

  • Incorporate the livability framework and identify opportunities for establishing a sense of place, community connections, economic opportunities, equity, safety, and a healthy environment for the communities that live, work, and play there.
  • Develop and execute a community-based approach focused on reconnecting neighborhoods, revitalizing communities, and ensuring residents have a meaningful voice in transportation decisions that affect their lives.

Moving Forward

We are following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, mandated in federal law, to revise the draft goals, purpose and need, and the criteria we use to evaluate projects. MnDOT is working with the Federal Highway Administration, engaging the expertise of technical committees, working groups, and an advisory committee of policymakers to inform that process. We will have those revised documents by the end of this summer, 2022. Following the revisions, alternatives will be developed.


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Page last updated: 28 Jun 2022, 03:13 PM