Preliminary List of Interchange and System Changes
This is another list gleaned from Metropolitan Council and MnDOT archives. I don't have an exact year, but it seems to date from the late 1970s, since it mentions MnDOT, which did not come about until 1976. As with the 1979 Interchange Requests, I show the route, location, the type of work/study, and what came about of it. Note that there is some overlap between this list and the 1979 Interchange Requests list. The following is the text from the article:
As suggested by Mn/DOT, listing of current requests is desirable. We would propose to expand this listing to include other changes to the existing high type routes which have been suggested based on the most recent traffic assignments and operational deficiencies noted by Mn/DOT. These projects would be confined to the area within the 694-494 Interstate freeway ring or in built up areas immediately outside that ring. In addition to interchange problems per se, the list would include mainline roadway widening if it is consistent with development policy proposals.
A preliminary list of projects with brief comments on their possible warrants should be developed by adding to the requests already received by Mn/DOT. The following is a partial list of additional locations which traffic analyses have indicated might warrant more detailed study:
|ROUTE||WHERE||REQUEST TYPE||WHAT HAPPENED?|
|I-35||At Dakota CR 46||Construct interchange.||Constructed mid '90s.|
|I-35W||At Dakota CSAH 42||Add set of loops to/from NORTH on the south side of CSAH 42, shift inplace ramps to the north.||In-place ramps widened mid '80s. Interchange still under study.|
|I-35W||138th St in Burnsville||Add ramps to/from NORTH||Nothing, but still considered a possibility.|
|I-35W||MN 13 to 46th St in Minneapolis||Widening||Widening from Burnsville Pkwy to I-494 completed mid '90s. Widening I-494 to MN 62 WEST completed 2001. Widening MN 62 WEST to 46th Street planned for 2006-2009.|
|I-35W||At MN 62/Lyndale Ave||"Allowable ramps"||System reconstruction planned for 2006-2009.|
|I-35W||At Anoka CSAH 14||Add interchange||Under study|
|I-35E||138th St in Burnsville||Add ramps to/from NORTH||Nothing|
|I-35E||County Rd F in Vadnais Heights||Construct interchange||Nothing|
|I-35E||County Rd H2 in White Bear Township||Construct interchange||Considered as a possibility on a recent corridor study.|
|I-94||Boone Ave in Brooklyn Park||Add ramps to/from WEST (complete full interchange)||Completed late '80s?|
|I-94||Zane Ave in Brooklyn Park||Construct interchange||Nothing|
|I-94||MS River to MN 280||Widening and ramps||River bridge and U of M interchange reconstructed mid '90s.|
|I-94||US 52 to US 61||Widening and interchange improvements.||Reconstructed I-35E to Mounds Blvd in early '90s.|
|I-94||Mounds Blvd in St. Paul||Add eastbound off-ramp.||Reconstructed early '90s.|
|I-94||Earl St in St. Paul||Add some ramps||Nothing|
|I-94||Ruth St in St. Paul||Add ramps to/from EAST (complete full interchange)||Nothing|
|I-94||MN 120 to Washington CSAH 13||Ramp Configuration||Constructed mid '80s.|
|I-494||I-94 to Valley Creek Rd||Widening and ramps||Nothing|
|I-494||Tamarac Dr in Woodbury||Construct interchange||Interchange built 2002|
|I-494||Lower Afton Rd in Woodbury||Convert to split diamond||Nothing|
|I-494||Century Ave in Woodbury||Construct interchange||Constructed at Lake Drive mid '90s|
|I-494||US 61 to US 52||Widening and interchanges||Wakota Bridge project under construction thru 2007.|
|I-494||Delaware Ave to Pilot Knob Rd||Ramp configuration||Constructed mid '80s.|
|I-494||Gleason Rd in Bloomington||Construct interchange, remove ramps at E. Bush Lake Rd.||Nothing|
|I-494||Hennepin CSAH 15||Construct interchange||Constructed at Carlson Pkwy 1983|
|I-494||Hennepin CSAH 6||Construct interchange||Constructed early '90s|
|I-494||49th Ave N in Plymouth||Construct interchange||Nothing, but still considered a possibility|
|I-694 (94)||MN 100 to I-35E||Widening and ramps||Widened/reconstructed MN 100 to MN 252 in 1982. Widened/reconstructed MN 252 to I-35W in late '80s. I-35W to I-35E proposed 2012-15.|
|I-694||5th Ave in New Brighton||Construct interchange||Nothing|
|I-694||US 61||Reconstruct into full interchange||Constructed early '80s?|
|I-694||40th St or 45th St in Oakdale||Construct interchange||Nothing|
|MN 36||I-35W to Lexington Ave||Widening||Widening proposed after 2015.|
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