Saint Paul Northwest Quadrant Transportation Study

Saint Paul, Minnesota

The City of Saint Paul wanted to evaluated increased local access in the West Midway district, an area bordered by TH 280, University Avenue, Snelling Avenue and Larpentuer Avenue. In advance of developing preliminary designs, the SRF conducted a subarea study to evaluate local transportation alternatives in the Midway Neighborhood.

The study area, is composed of a wide mix of land uses that includes residential, commercial, heavy industrial and institutional. The BNSF Intermodal Facility divides the study area and contributes a large amount of heavy vehicle traffic in the area. This study used the Twin Cities travel demand model to test six future build alternatives to evaluate local connectivity throughout the West Midway area. Alternatives were summarized to identify their ability increase local access, decrease regional vehicle miles of travel (VMT) and determine whether the alternative benefits local or regional traffic users. Graphic depictions of traffic flow and travel pattern changes were used to communicate the results of the analysis to the general public.

Client: City of Saint Paul