MnDOT releases survey, website for 10 ‘Rethinking I-94’ scenarios

19 July 2023

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released 10 general concept options for reconfiguring a 7.5-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis.

The scenarios — which range from basic maintenance of the existing interstate to filling in the deep trench of I-94 until it is at-grade — are available online at

Each alternative lays out possibilities for public transit and transit stations alongside general roadway layouts. The area in question runs between Marion Street in St. Paul and Minnesota 55/Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis. A public survey is available at

MnDOT will spend the next year in a scoping process intended to further narrow the 10 leading options. A more detailed analysis is currently slated to take place from 2024 to 2027. A public presentation on Monday drew critical reaction from elected officials and advocates for a multi-lane, at-grade boulevard with lower traffic speeds, an option that consultants effectively threw out.

The MnDOT project website is available at

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