Street, Road and Highway Projects

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mamundsen » July 14th, 2015, 3:58 pm

He didn't like my replies. Anyone else want to back me up on it? Now he is anti green line too.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Anondson » July 14th, 2015, 4:17 pm

I dunno, is he important in some way? He is wrong in many ways, but Twitter is a difficult medium to have that conversation with people unwilling to see nuance that isn't their entrenched ideology.

And it feels awkward to chime in on a conversation I'm not following... ;)

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby FISHMANPET » July 14th, 2015, 4:19 pm

Yeah there's so much noise on Twitter, you can't engage all of them. I mean, read his profile, he's not interested in an intellectual debate.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby froggie » July 14th, 2015, 7:25 pm

According to his profile, he's a "proud Tea Party guy". Which means that no argument, no matter how logical, will matter...

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Anondson » July 14th, 2015, 8:56 pm

Very likely, but it could lead to an opportunity to drop nuggets of Strongtowns, or the NewUrbs blog from the American Conservative. Or just walk away when "Agenda 21" is thrown at you.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby sdho » July 15th, 2015, 11:38 am

Mdcastle wrote:The LEDs are coming. Mn/DOT has let three contracts to covert virtually every light they maintain to LED. The only exceptions will be the tower and tunnel lights. Also Xcel energy is now offering LED streetlights to cities.
I noticed that 35W from 66th to 46th has been upgraded recently, as has Cedar Avenue/TH 77 through Richfield. Exit ramps remain a mixed bag.

Can't wait to see them on local streets more. Richfield is supposedly starting a pilot this year, but the only city I've noticed that has done a widespread conversion is West St Paul.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » July 19th, 2015, 9:30 pm

According to the cities 26th Ave N renovation page, the project is expected to start by the middle of this week

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/all/WCMS1P-127156

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » August 7th, 2015, 5:40 pm

Washington Ave restriping beginning Aug. 10th. According to a flashing sign I saw on Washington Ave.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mamundsen » August 17th, 2015, 8:34 am

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... 69hopkins/

Adding to the West Metro Carmaggedon... MN DOT is doing major work on 169 starting in Fall 2016. Part will be closed for 1 year. With major disruptions from 62 in Edina to 55 in Golden Valley.

I see that there is an Open House planned for Wednesday, Aug 19.

I have already seen many complaints that the only other option is Hwy 100 and it is under major construction of it's own. Then once these are done... the SWLRT project will get started (hopefully). It is not a good time to be a commuter in the SW Metro.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby trigonalmayhem » August 17th, 2015, 10:50 am

Those poor souls in the SW metro getting zillions of dollars in infrastructure. :/

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Anondson » August 17th, 2015, 11:11 am

My hunch is that TH100 through lanes will be entirely done by then and only bridge work and details are left.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby seanrichardryan » August 17th, 2015, 4:53 pm

Yah I drove south on 100 this afternoon. I was surprised by the progress. Minnetonka Blvd is up, center barrier is poured, noise walls nearly done and paving too.
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby froggie » August 17th, 2015, 8:25 pm

MnDOT has stated the intention of having work completed or minimized on routes parallel to 169 (read: 494 and 100) during the 169 closure/reconstruction. It should also be noted that this is the first major work on this stretch of 169 since MnDOT took it over from the county in 1988.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Anondson » August 17th, 2015, 9:23 pm

Lots of nearby residents are hoping the bridge over Nine Mile Creek has capacity widened to support three lanes in each direction between the Opus ramps to the Excelsior Blvd ramps and/or gets a sound wall.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby maxbaby » August 18th, 2015, 6:02 pm

Why don't they add a third lane in each direction during this time? A four lane freeway in the middle of a major metro area is ridiculous. It's congested all day long.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » August 18th, 2015, 6:48 pm

Because that costs money, and induces more lane mile consumption?
If anything, 169 should be converted to a tollway that's dynamically priced to ensure free flow.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby EOst » August 24th, 2015, 11:39 am

They're striping continental crosswalks on Washington Ave in the North Loop today. Between these, the buffered bike lanes, and the tall buildings on both sides, it's really becoming a nice street.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » August 24th, 2015, 11:43 am

Yes indeed

ImageDSC_1262 by grant.simons, on Flickr

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » August 24th, 2015, 4:34 pm

seanrichardryan wrote: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
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True statement: State is bonding $240 million Iron Range bridge for idled mine owned by company that might go bankrupt.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » September 4th, 2015, 1:20 pm

A $5 million project at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 89 west of Bemidji:

Image

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/loca ... -highway-2


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