This page covers I-94 from the I-94/694 split in Brooklyn Center to the I-394 interchange near downtown Minneapolis. This section includes a hidden duplex with US 52 along the entire length. Total length of this section is approximately 7.1 miles.
This segment of I-94 is the main gateway to downtown Minneapolis from the north and northwest. It includes one of the newer segments of I-94, fully opening in 1982, and incidentally is the last 8-through-lane corridor built in the Twin Cities, as federal regulations were changed shortly after its design, limiting new Interstates to 6 through lanes. Fortunately, due to its width and improved design (unlike most of the Twin Cities freeways), this section is relatively free-flowing.
Average Daily Traffic Counts
|Between I-694 and MN 252||45,000||49,000||51,000||53,000||53,000||58,000||+29%|
|South of MN 252||109,000||116,000||117,000||122,000||122,000||123,000||+13%|
|South of 53rd Ave N||100,000||108,000||110,000||115,000||114,000||115,000||+15%|
|South of 49th Ave N||110,000||120,000||120,000||126,000||126,000||126,000||+15%|
|South of Dowling Ave N||116,000||125,000||126,000||134,000||134,000||140,000||+21%|
|South of 3rd/4th St ramps||75,000||85,000||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|South of West Broadway||115,000||126,000||110,000||118,000||117,000||115,000||0%|
|South of MN 55/7th St||128,000||140,000||120,000||118,000||118,000||115,000||-10%|
Click HERE for the Exit List
Additional history from a 1975 study is located on this page.
Images (click on a thumbnail for a larger view)
|This ca. 1975 map, from the Study Report on Uncompleted Interstate Segments in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, shows the proposal for I-94 as it existed at the time. Except for adding a full interchange at West Broadway and direct ramps to/from 3rd/4th Streets in downtown, this version is largely what was built.|
Page last modified 12 May, 2008