Thursday, May 2, 2013
MnDOT delayed the closures because of weather.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday that lane closures along Interstate 94 were delayed due to weather. The left lane on both east- and westbound I-94 between Century Avenue and the Interstate 694/494 interchange will be closed starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 2, according to the release. The lanes were initially set close May 1, but the work was delayed due to weather. Crews will install “structures for an overhead bridge to support a new electronic traffic sign” for westbound vehicles, according to the release. The lanes are expected to reopen by May 23. People can visit www.511mn.org for real-time traffic updates. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Woodbury Fire Department was able to quickly extinguish both.
The Woodbury Fire Department extinguished two grass fires that broke out along Interstate 94 on Tuesday afternoon. The first call came in at about 12:30 p.m., and the second fire was going by the time crews arrived, said Michelle Okada, Public Safety spokeswoman. Both fires, which sent plumes of smoke in the air and prompted several emergency calls, were on the north side of the freeway, she said. One was west of Inwood Avenue (Radio Drive). The other was about a quarter mile east near Interstate 694, Okada said. Firefighters were able to extinguish both by about 12:50 p.m. April 30, and crews were gone by about 1 p.m. It’s unclear at this point what started the fires, or if one started the other, Okada said. Like Patch on Facebook | …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The work is set to begin May 1.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that short-term lane closures along Interstate 94 will begin May 1. The left lane in both directions of the freeway will be closed between Highway 120 and the 694/494 interchange starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 1. The lanes are expected to reopen in mid-May. During the closures, crews will install structures for an overhead bridge to support a new electronic traffic sign for westbound traffic, according to the release. MnDOT advises motorists to plan alternate routes and allow extra time for travel. People can also check www.511mn.org for real-time traffic information. Related Posts Woodbury Drive Project Delayed Due to Weather... Again Updated: 2013 Woodbury Roadwork ‘…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Witnesses say a woman stopped her vehicle on the shoulder of the bridge, left her 11-year-old daughter inside, climbed over the railing and jumped to her death.
Witnesses say a woman stopped her vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 94 at the St. Croix River bridge, left her 11-year-old daughter inside, climbed over the railing and jumped to her death just before 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The 48-year-old Pierce County, Wis., woman's body was recovered from the ice-covered river by the use of an air boat. Her identity is being withheld until her relatives can be notified, according to a press release fromt the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office. The 11-year-old girl is now in the care of other family members. The incident remains under investigation. Law enforcement and rescue personnel from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, Hudson Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Department …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The car fire broke out Saturday afternoon on the north side of I-94 near Woodbury Drive.
A mechanical problem sparked a fire that led to a vehicle on Interstate 94 becoming engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon. It was an older car with about 180,000 miles on it, said Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. A teenager from Hudson, Wis., was driving the vehicle, which started smoking after being driven only a few miles, Wallgren said. There were three other teens in the car at the time and they all escaped unharmed, Wallgren said. They were on a scavenger hunt. The car was pulled over on the shoulder on the north side of I-94 near Woodbury Drive. Be sure to follow Woodbury Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletters, which send you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on …
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 …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Both options that got the "high" ranking included a bus rapid transit component. One would be on a dedicated lane; the other would add a lane similar to existing MnPASS lanes.
Bus rapid transit is emerging as a top option for mass transportation in the Interstate 94 corridor from St. Paul to Wisconsin, according to a report to the Gateway Corridor Commission by its advisory committees. The committees ranked two of the seven transit options being considered “high” and two “medium," based on their projected daily ridership, cost, potential for economic development, need for property acquisitions, traffic impacts and travel times. The commission also eliminated one of the options at its meeting Thursday, March 15. Here’s information on the high, medium and eliminated options: Alternative 7, a 99.9 mile commuter rail line on existing track that would have passed through Oakdale, going from Eau Claire to St. Paul, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Woodbury and St. Paul chambers of commerce hosted a joint meeting in Woodbury last week to go over the latest transit alternatives for the Gateway Corridor.
If the east metro wants to maintain a vibrant business climate, a strong transportation system will have to be part of it. That was the message conveyed last week when nearly 80 business leaders—many from the Woodbury and St. Paul chambers of commerce—met at Globe University to explore the latest plans for the Gateway Corridor, the ribbon of Interstate 94 stretching from downtown Minneapolis to Eau Claire, Wis. For the St. Paul Chamber, improving transit options along the corridor is “an extreme high priority,” said Dan Scott, a member of the group’s board. Woodbury Chamber member Greg Watson said the transportation system in the east metro must be improved if the area wants to attract and retain large employers. Much of the transit …
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 …