Improving Multimodal Transportation with a Diverging Diamond Interchange

Award-Winning Project

Challenge

The existing Highway 96 bridge over Interstate 35W had structural deficiencies and Ramsey County needed to replace it. In addition, mobility and safety had to be improved to accommodate the development of a 430-acre former military site adjacent to the road.

Solution

The project team developed a diverging diamond interchange on a new bridge that would accommodate local and regional travelers, commuters, bicyclists and pedestrians, while allowing access to the large development.

Features

  • New interchange to accommodate future traffic needs
  • ADA accommodations
  • Oversized vehicle accommodations

Awards

  • 2016 Grand Award - American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC/MN)

Project
Highway 96 and 35W Diverging Diamond

Location
New Brighton and Arden Hills, Minn.

Client
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Services

  • Community Engagement
  • Agency Coordination
  • Multimodal Design
  • Traffic Signaling