12.3.06

mpls: Nicollet Avenuee Freeway Overbuilding

I read somewhere the the city of Minneapolis was thinking about building an overpass/tunnel thingy over I-94 along Nicollet Avenue. It would connect the two sides of Eat Street, and allow buildings to be built over the freeway.

Does anyone know more about how/when this beautiful idea could be funded? Does anyone know how much such a thing would cost?

3 comments:

Driver2165 said...

my understanding is that it's relatively inexpensive in areas with decent property value.

it's been done well in seattle and boston. great idea.

Wm said...

Wait a minute ... when you talk about Boston, are you talking about "The Big Dig?"

I have heard some horror stories about that.

Andrew said...

LOL, yeah try it ending up costing about $15 Billion Dollars and some flooding issues, but other than those two set backs...Did u guys read my Big Dig Twin Cities Post??