Knight Green Line Challenge – Apply Now, or Learn More

knight green line challengeToday, June 24th is the opening day to apply for the Knight Green Line Challenge!  Please get your ideas submitted, and let them know that you heard about the program from the CapitolRiver Council!

Want to learn more?  Check out the program’s website or go to one of the 4 Community Q&A sessions:

Dubliner Pub on June 25th at 8:30am

Hamline Midway Library on June 30th at 5:00pm

Rondo Library on July 8th at 6:00pm

Bedlam Theatre on July 10th at 5:00pm

(Please RSVP if you plan to attend)

Summer in Pedro Park

Pedro Park is rapidly rounding into shape and it will be far more than just a park.  It is a park, community, art, and science all wrapped up into one.  To help everyone discover this great new space, the following events have been planned for this summer:

June 28th– Grow Your Community– Opening, 9:30am-11:30am -Paint Rocks, Drink Lemonade, Meet Neighbors

July 16th– Happy Flower Hour, 4pm-7pm, Artist and Scientist Talk, Free Lemonade

August 15th– Film in the Field , 7pm-10pm

July – September– Yoga/Pilates Fusion, Taught by Joe Costa, Every Saturday 9am, FREE

 

There is also a website that can fill you in on the creation of the newest gem in the district!

 

I-35E Ramp Closures TONIGHT, June 24

Greetings,

Crews have been continuing work in the past few days to prepare for the final shift of traffic and beginning of long-term lane/ramp closures on northbound I-35E between Maryland Avenue and Little Canada Road, and currently anticipate starting the restrictions late tonight, June 24.

Beginning at 9 p.m., the following ramps are anticipated to close:

·         Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E

·         Northbound I-35E to Roselawn Avenue

·         Roselawn Avenue to northbound I-35E

·         Northbound I-35E to eastbound and westbound Hwy 36

·         Westbound and eastbound Hwy 36 to northbound I-35E

·         Northbound I-35E to Little Canada Road

Additionally, northbound I-35E will be shifted to the west (to the southbound side of I-35E) and reduced to two lanes, in preparation for major reconstruction work on the northbound side of the interstate this summer.

The map detailing the restrictions and ramp detours remains available on the project website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/35estpaul/index.html.

The ramp and lane restrictions throughout the corridor are anticipated to remain in place until mid-October 2014. The work tonight is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the case of poor weather conditions.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Bre Grand, Public Information Coordinator

 

 

I-35E/Cayuga/MnPASS

Project Hotline: 612-284-1781

Project Email: 35ecayugamnpass@zanassoc.com

Green Line opening weekend draws nearly 400,000 users

 

 

Sat., June 14 Sun., June 15 Total Weekend
METRO Green Line light rail

61,248

45,791

107,039

Supplemental Green Line bus service

3,391

N/A

3,391

Regular Metro Transit bus service

111,218

100,744

211,962

METRO Blue Line light rail

31,806

28,756

60,562

METRO Red Line Bus Rapid Transit

673

646

1,319

Northstar commuter rail

1,332

902

2,234

Met Council contracted bus service

2,834

1,488

4,322

Regular MVTA bus service

936

968

1,904

Total

             213,438

             179,295

             392,733

Nearly 400,000 people took advantage of a free weekend of transit with the new Green Line opening!

The full press release is available from Metro Transit.