Street, Road and Highway Projects

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Scottie
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Scottie » January 31st, 2017, 4:50 pm

Interesting...so the city at some point in recent history added another 4-way stop to this collector street? Wild.
I could be wrong but I swear there wasn't one at 51st when I moved into the neighborhood. I can see why they are both there and as strange as it is to have 3 4-way stops in a 4 block stretch I'd like to see them stay. I find it is a very pleasant area to walk and bike around and I've never had too much delay caused by them when driving. They make it very easy to cross and seem to slow down traffic. Of course if you ask most of my outstate relatives I'm very anti-car :D

nBode
Landmark Center
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby nBode » February 1st, 2017, 10:17 am

Fun fact: In the 2016 Streetview imagery for this intersection, you can see a really ugly early-80s Cadillac blowing through these lights with another waiting pedestrian.
you also get to experience ignoring the pedestrian; apparently that's what the streetview car did too!

mamundsen
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mamundsen » February 2nd, 2017, 9:33 pm

Did we know 94 was getting work done this summer from Lowry Tunnel up past 694? I had no idea. I'm glad I don't go this way very often.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... oklyncntr/

Resurfacing about nine miles of pavement on I-94 between Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Prkwy in Brooklyn Center

Construction: Spring 2017 into summer 2018, weather permitting

Cost: $57 million :shock:

MNdible
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby MNdible » February 3rd, 2017, 10:14 am

Yeah, this coupled with the upcoming 35W reconstruction means that traffic through the heart of Minneapolis is going to be hosed for the next five years. Grim.

amiller92
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby amiller92 » February 3rd, 2017, 11:02 am

Could be an interesting natural experiment.

Silophant
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Silophant » February 3rd, 2017, 11:42 am

Funding cycles are what they are, (and, y'know, federal funding for LRT is no longer a sure thing) but it would have been nice to hold off on this until BBLRT was complete.

billhelm
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby billhelm » February 3rd, 2017, 12:43 pm

28th Ave and 34th Ave are just jokes of collector streets with all these damn 4-way stops. I can't think of a similar street elsewhere in the city that carries >6,000 AADT and stop signs every 1-2 blocks. Can you imagine Bloomington Ave or Chicago Ave having 4-way stops every 2 blocks? Not a chance.
No, I can't imagine it, but as someone who walks along Chicago between 46th and the Parkway on a regular basis, I wouldn't mind seeing people slow down a bit. Just on Sunday we were at the corner of 47th and Chicago with our toddler. We pushed the activation light for the pedestrian crossing and were flat-out ignored by a lady going at least 35mph northbound after turning onto the street half a block south of us. The southbound car patiently waiting even honked his horn at the other driver, but she was completely oblivious.
Unfortunately quite common at that intersection. I get off a sourthbound bus there and cross Chicago almost every workday. compliance with that blinker is quite low. I try not to be the crazy pointing and waving guy but sometimes I can't help myself. I struggle with a better solution - a stop sign would probably not be warranted.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby MNdible » February 4th, 2017, 3:57 pm

Strib story on the latest round of transportation funding, which includes this spectacular rendering fail:
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EOst
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby EOst » February 7th, 2017, 11:35 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/p ... .html?_r=0

Great NYTimes article about the structural difficulties that transportation projects can run up against. Inefficiencies (even ones that cause massive traffic jams) can have their own constituencies.

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Anondson
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Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Anondson » February 19th, 2017, 6:33 pm

I got the email survey a while back and took it. Now the Strib is reporting on the MNDOT survey for what to prioritize in the 62/494 highways between the airport and 212.

http://www.startribune.com/the-drive-te ... 414207023/

Go take the survey and give your views over what you would spend your traffic planner dollars on in these two corridors for maximum bang for the buck.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... nd62study/

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Anondson
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Anondson » February 20th, 2017, 11:02 am

The pro-property rights, anti-big government voice strangely inverted to demand homes be seized and destroyed to widen highways in the comments. (Shocked face)

mattaudio
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » February 21st, 2017, 2:37 pm

The state has a solution to their Hwy 53 'problem' in Virginia MN. A 220M bridge over a quarry-

http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/283107421.html

It could be a stunning landmark for the range, but looks to be a very tall freeway bridge.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/ ... .11.14.pdf
Aaron Brown provides an update. http://minnesotabrown.com/2015/08/highw ... -zone.html
and says...
True statement: State is bonding $240 million Iron Range bridge for idled mine owned by company that might go bankrupt.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxfwRMLYSxs[/youtube]


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