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I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:54:13 PM »

Exit 235B (Huron Blvd) off I-94 in Minneapolis is a huge interchange that connects to a road that dead ends a mile or two later. Why such an overpowered interchange for such a minor street?
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Re: I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 08:56:52 PM »

Probably intended to connect to a later-cancelled expressway.
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Re: I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 09:09:47 PM »

It's one of the main access points to the University of Minnesota.
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Re: I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »

It's *THE* main access point to the University from I-94.

Regarding what abe said, that was not the intention.  There was no cancelled expressway proposal at this location.
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Re: I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 09:22:23 PM »

Because it bips.
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Re: I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 11:55:15 PM »

The exit was built as such not for a freeway but based on the fact it:
1.) Serves the University
2.) The Mississippi River was immediately to the west making a standard diamond cost and logistically prohibitive.
3.) The 27th Ave and more of a hindrance the railroad bridge made a standard diamond cost and logistically prohibitive

When it was built, Huron Blvd did not connect to University Ave so the exit ended at Fulton and drivers had to proceed west from there:
http://geo.lib.umn.edu/Hennepin_County/y1969/WN-1KK-149.jpg
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Re: I-94 Exit 235B in Minneapolis
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 08:01:32 PM »

Because it bips.

Also: 235B=I 994? :-D
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