The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County and the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis are hosting three open house meetings in mid-December to share information and discuss proposed changes to Highway 252 and Interstate 94. 

The public is invited to attend any or all meetings. All three meetings are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The first meeting takes place Tuesday (Dec. 11) at Evergreen Community School, 7020 Dupont Ave., Brooklyn Center, followed by a meeting Wednesday (Dec. 12) at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park and a final meeting Thursday (Dec. 13) at Folwell Recreation Center, 1615 Dowling Ave. N., Minneapolis.

The same information will be presented at all three open houses. Kid-friendly activities and snacks will be provided.

Proposals for the future of the two highways are being developed to address the future of Highway 252 and I-94 in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center and western Minneapolis. An environmental review is underway to develop solutions to reduce congestion, improve safety and address reliability on the two highways – Highway 252 between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and I-694 in Brooklyn Center and I-94 from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to downtown Minneapolis.

Conversion to a freeway is being considered for Highway 252. The addition of MnPASS lanes is being considered for both Highway 252 and I-94. These changes would affect drivers, transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists.

For those unable to attend any of the meetings, an online survey will be launched on the website following the Tuesday meeting.

For more information about the Highway 252/I-94 study and to access the on-line survey after Dec. 11, visit the study website at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy252study.

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