Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35E MnPASS Extension Study

Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake

About this study

I-35E MnPASS extension study area map
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The Federal Highway Administration awarded MnDOT a Value Pricing Pilot Program grant to study the feasibility of extending MnPASS Express Lanes on I-35E between Little Canada Road and County Road 96 in the northeastern part of the Twin Cities.

The I-35E MnPASS Extension Study developed and evaluated alternatives for extending MnPASS on I-35E from Little Canada Road through the bottleneck at I-35E/I-694, to County Road 96. Community stakeholders and corridor users analyzed the design, operation, benefits, costs and public acceptability of each alternative. Community stakeholders also helped identify and evaluate methods for improving bus transit and carpool use in the MnPASS Express Lanes on I-35E.