Street, Road and Highway Projects

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mattaudio
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » September 24th, 2018, 9:32 am

Would the 35W-to-100 westbound aux lane simply be converted to the new mainline? That lane was just added. I'm guessing the final profile will be 3+1 MnPass, in which case the existing westbound lane would be plenty. If anything, they can change aux lanes to start at 35W and exit at France, then start at the France loop and end at 100.

Or we could simply convert all of 494 to MnPASS and be done with it.

mattaudio
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » November 4th, 2018, 8:34 pm

Um, MnDOT is planning to widen I-94 to six lanes between Monticello and Clearwater in 2021:
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/i94/monti ... index.html

Multimodal
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Multimodal » November 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm

UN IPCC Report.

Planet dying.

Moar freeways.

DanPatchToget
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby DanPatchToget » November 5th, 2018, 12:32 am

Multimodal wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm
UN IPCC Report.

Planet dying.

Moar freeways.
How many people who use I-94 on that segment either don't believe those reports, or believe them but don't care because they don't want inconveniences?

But remember, anything built can be destroyed (legally of course).

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Mikey » November 5th, 2018, 8:10 am

So, in a few years I-94 will be 6 lanes from 494/694 to 610, 8 LANES from 610 to 101, http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... df/faq.pdf then back to six lanes through Albertville, 4 lanes to Monticello, and then back to six again to Clearwater...

And they still aren't sure if they're gonna get rid of the "center lane merge" on 94 at Fish Lake - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... df/faq.pdf - you know, the one thing that should be fixed

At least Grand Marais's rebuild of Hwy 61 next year is being done right: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/ ... index.html
Urbanist in the north woods

mattaudio
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » November 5th, 2018, 8:11 am

I think it's interesting that they can't reduce the temporary traffic to one lane due to congestion or something... when we have a parallel four lane facility in Hwy 10. Just make sure you don't have any projects on Hwy 10 (or Hwy 55 for that matter) at the same time, and things will figure themselves out. Maybe do something else to discourage the use of Hwy 24 (Clear Lake - Clearwater connection) during that time, and encourage more motorists to use Hwy 10 to Monticello or Elk River or beyond.

This seems like a backdoor way to push forth freeway expansion without environmental review.

And even for people who DO want more freeway lanes... wouldn't this money be better spent elsewhere? Maybe adding a lane between 494/694 and Maple Grove Parkway (a chokepoint) or adding a lane between the new 610 merge and 101 (another chokepoint?)

Edit: Love too see this on the MnDOT FAQ, yet clearly we can't bother to enforce speeding or failing to stop for crossing pedestrians.
What can be done about the engine braking/jakebraking by trucks decelerating to the truck stop?
Restrictions on engine breaking already exist in this area, so the best way to improve this is through
enforcement.

nmin
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby nmin » November 6th, 2018, 2:26 pm

mattaudio wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 8:11 am
... when we have a parallel four lane facility in Hwy 10...
Don't forget that we (Minnesotans, not necessarily streets.mn) keep talking about the "failure" of Northstar without discussing how MNDOT is continually undermining that line by adding capacity in both parallel corridors.


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