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TheHighwayMan394:

--- Quote from: Papa Emeritus on September 22, 2021, 04:32:01 AM ---Today's Star Tribune has an article about how Blaine is pushing for highway 65 to be upgraded, and wants funds for the upgrades to be in next year's bonding bill. Here's a link:

https://www.startribune.com/blaine-courts-money-to-improve-traffic-flow-on-hwy-65/600099537/

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In an ideal world, 65 is made freeway from 694 to CSAH 14/Main St. But it especially needs overhauling between the two 10 junctions from Osborne Rd to 99th. An interchange at 109th would be gravy because of the NSC traffic.

andarcondadont:

--- Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on September 22, 2021, 02:54:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: Papa Emeritus on September 22, 2021, 04:32:01 AM ---Today's Star Tribune has an article about how Blaine is pushing for highway 65 to be upgraded, and wants funds for the upgrades to be in next year's bonding bill. Here's a link:

https://www.startribune.com/blaine-courts-money-to-improve-traffic-flow-on-hwy-65/600099537/

--- End quote ---

In an ideal world, 65 is made freeway from 694 to CSAH 14/Main St. But it especially needs overhauling between the two 10 junctions from Osborne Rd to 99th. An interchange at 109th would be gravy because of the NSC traffic.

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Alas, this is not an ideal world. Extra turn lanes were added around a year ago to the intersection with 81st Ave when the HyVee development went in.

Papa Emeritus:
Today's Pioneer Press has an article about how crashes have gone up sharply since the new US 52 bridge in St Paul opened, and MnDoT studies to make the bridge safer:

https://www.twincities.com/2021/09/26/yes-u-s-52-north-at-lafayette-bridge-is-always-a-mess-mndot-has-a-plan/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress&fbclid=IwAR3OB207LWyNpUZpJshih-5yJG6wMA8uHqe9KBB_FyO8iuUL8rA06fGRjb0

TheHighwayMan394:

--- Quote from: Papa Emeritus on September 27, 2021, 08:20:52 AM ---Today's Pioneer Press has an article about how crashes have gone up sharply since the new US 52 bridge in St Paul opened, and MnDoT studies to make the bridge safer:

https://www.twincities.com/2021/09/26/yes-u-s-52-north-at-lafayette-bridge-is-always-a-mess-mndot-has-a-plan/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress&fbclid=IwAR3OB207LWyNpUZpJshih-5yJG6wMA8uHqe9KBB_FyO8iuUL8rA06fGRjb0

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I agree with the basic principle that the signage for the upcoming split is inadequate. You have no idea what lane you need to be in for what movement until you're on the bridge itself, and it's counterintuitive for most drivers going northbound to think they might need to be in the *left lane* to go *east* on 94. Honestly, I would put lane signage in at Plato and at Concord to warn people. EAST 94/10 LEFT LANE, WEST 94/10 - TO 35E and MN 5/7TH ST RIGHT LANE

TheHighwayMan394:
Today was also planned to be the day that southbound I-35 is temporarily relocated onto what was its frontage road of Lower Michigan St in Duluth. I hope to get up there Wednesday for fall color viewing if I wake up early enough and check that out too.

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