I-94 Project Could Relieve Maple Grove Traffic Congestion
Maple Grove traffic congestion could get better after a I-94 makeover. If you drive 94 in the northwest metro, you’ve already seen the orange cones. At a meeting Thursday, MNDOT officials detailed plans for the busy stretch of interstate. In our area, aging pavement will get resurfaced between I-494 in Maple Grove and Highway 101 in Rogers.
They’ll also add a north and southbound lane between 610 and 101. That’s a move MNDOT thinks will relieve congestion caused by connecting Highways 610 to I-94. The project will also build a new interchange just south of Brockton Lane between 101 and 610.
Another part of the I-94 refresh will see 10 additional semi parking spaces added at the rest area. Officials say it’s currently overcrowded and needs relief. The project is slated to complete in 2021.
MnDOT officials met with lawmakers, the I-94 Corridor Coalition, and the I-94 Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. The Cities of Maple Grove, Rogers, Dayton, and St. Michael also attended.