AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Projects that Moved the Traffic Problem Downstream  (Read 1657 times)

DJ Particle

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 134
  • RIAAcidal Lesbian Parodist

  • Age: 47
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Last Login: August 20, 2019, 04:53:00 AM
    • DJ Particle
Re: Projects that Moved the Traffic Problem Downstream
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2019, 01:31:37 AM »

^ MnDOT was already breaking the bank as it was on the Crosstown project.  To properly address the issue would have required extending the project limit to Cedar, replacing the Portland bridge, filling in some wetlands on the north side of Legion Lake, addressing both the frontage roads and the Bloomington ramps, and all in all would have added several tens-of-millions of dollars to the price tag....easily $30 million, probably more.

On the other hand, the way the concrete was laid down suggests that it's still coming in the indeterminate future.  Same with a future third thru lane for MN-62 west of the Commons.  So at least in that case, more improvements are in the long-term plans.
Logged

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.