hm... I don't like when numbers get inflated for dramatic embellishment.A new MnDOT study on the I-94 corridor between downtown St Paul and downtown Minneapolis is about to kick off:
Whatever the final scope turns out to be, it looks like at minimum this will be very expensive and time consuming:Isaacson said he views MnDOT's foremost priorities as repairing and replacing some of the more than 50 bridges along that stretch of highway, and replacing the pavement on some of the more than 80 miles of lanes as well.
While it's far too early to put a price tag on any work, because the study has not yet begun, Gov. Mark Dayton's recent transportation budget estimated the cost of upgrading the bridges and pavement on that stretch of I-94 alone at about $500 million.
50 bridges must be counting each one 4x (N, S, over 94EB, 94WB) and the distance between the downtowns is about 10 miles, x 6 lanes in most spaces... they must be counting the on/off ramps to get to 80 miles.
I would think that there is not interest for center bus stops because of the 16 and Green Line on University are for local traffic. The buses travelling on 94 are for express, whether that be between the downtowns or from DT Mpls to east suburbs.