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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Re-route 35W over the Cedar Street Bridge

Janet at http://scsuscholars.com/ suggests that we should upgrade the "Practice Freeway,"
Interstate Highway 35E through St. Paul, to handle some of the traffic that tragically can use 35W.

I suggest that we explore using the Cedar Avenue Bridge to handle perhaps two lanes of traffic each way from 35W. Close the bridge to local traffic and re-route a reduced volume of traffic onto the Cedar Avenue Bridge. I don't know the ability of this bridge to handle traffic. Prior to yesterday's tragedy, it had two lanes of traffic each way. Perhaps its use would require additional weight limits. I guess that it might take no longer than a month to construct roads on the north and south sides of the Mississippi River to divert some I-35W traffic onto this bridge.