The pavement buckled from Manning Avenue to the St. Croix River due to the heat Monday.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
MnDOT has studied the issue and considered reconstructing the Interstate 94-Interstate 694 interchange.
It happened again Sunday. A semi truck overturned on the cloverleaf from Interstate 694 to eastbound Interstate 94 in Woodbury. “Semis have been tipping over at that cloverleaf for years,” said Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has also taken note of the frequency of semis overturning and conducted studies of that cloverleaf, said Chad Erickson, a traffic specialist with MnDOT. “It’s that southbound loop that we have an issue with,” he said. While Erickson said the Woodbury cloverleaf isn’t the most used design, he attributed the problem more to the volume of traffic in that area and how trucks enter the ramp. “There’s a whole host of factors involved with (semis tipping),” he said. “It’s …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Gateway Corridor Commission will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Woodbury City Hall.
Within a few months, the Gateway Corridor Commission plans to choose its top option for transit down Interstate 94. And while the commission has already winnowed its choices somewhat—ranking bus rapid transit high on its list and cutting out the option for commuter rail—there’s still time for the public to give input on the remaining options, which include light rail transit and doing nothing. (Plans call for new a transit system between St. Paul and Hudson, WI, with connections to Minneapolis and Eau Claire, WI.) The commission is holding an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Woodbury City Hall to provide information about the different options and hear from the public. Here’s some more information on the Gateway Corridor …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
A study is under way to look at possibilities for rail and bus transit along Interstate 94 from St. Paul to Wisconsin.
Interstate 94 could be congested from downtown St. Paul to Manning Avenue by 2030 if nothing is done to expand capacity or add transit options to the Gateway Corridor, according to a Washington County transportation official. But cities along the corridor are already working together to develop a plan for future transit, and by spring the commission expects to have chosen one preferred transit mode and route for the area, Washington County Senior Transportation Planner Andy Gitzlaff told the Oakdale City Council at a Jan. 10 workshop. Possible modes being considered include bus rapid transit, express bus service, light rail, commuter rail and a toll lane similar to the existing MnPASS lanes. Routes could include stations near 3M, Sun Ray …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The ramp was closed at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
The ramp from Interstate 694 south to Interstate 94 east was closed Thursday morning after a semi overturned. It looked as though it tipped while making the turn in the cloverleaf. Several emergency vehicles were on scene. The Minnesota Department of Transportation—through its Twitter feed—said the ramp would be closed until about noon. KARE 11 is reporting that the driver was extracted from the truck but was conscious and evaluated at the scene.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Gateway Corridor Commission held an open house at Woodbury City Hall on Tuesday.
Woodbury resident Joe Weyer recently returned from a trip to Chicago, a city renowned for its public transportation system. “We rode everywhere,” he said. “That’s the way it should be.” Weyer was among those who attended an open house Tuesday about future transit options along Interstate 94. The meeting was part of the process for the Gateway Corridor study, which is examining the possibilities—from “no build” to buses to light rail—along the stretch of I-94 from Eau Claire, Wis., to Minneapolis. Area transportation officials and Gateway Corridor Commission members were at the open house to outline the eight alternatives now under consideration and gather feedback from residents, said Washington County Traffic Engineer Ted Schoenecker. For…
Monday, July 25, 2011
The commission heading up new transit options for Interstate 94 will hold an open house at Woodbury City Hall.
The group working on a plan for future transit along Interstate 94 from Wisconsin into the Twin Cities is giving Woodbury residents another chance to look at their plans, and give feedback. The Gateway Corridor Commission will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Woodbury City Hall, where maps of the eight different options for transit along the corridor will be on display, and the elected officials and government staffers who are on the commission will be available to answer questions and take feedback. “Coming out of this open house we want to have affirmation or confirmation that we have the right alternatives and these alternatives are reasonable and sound alternatives,” said Washington County Traffic Engineer Ted …