Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 3/25)

Lauren MayerWeekly News Digest

Hi all,

Here is what is being said about freeway fighting this week. If you come across any articles, feel free to share and please let me know if you have any questions.

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Freeway Fighters News

Major Anchorage projects would change how the Seward and Glenn highways connect
Anchorage Daily News March 23, 2024
Alaska transportation planners have released draft proposals to join the Seward and Glenn highways with a smooth-flowing connection, a project that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, if it can be built.

Project to transform Olson Memorial Highway in north Minneapolis gains federal backing
Star Tribune March 23, 2024
The construction of Olson Highway through a stretch of north Minneapolis eradicated what was once a bustling commercial district for Black and Jewish residents.

How federal dollars could help make roadways around Druid Hill Park more pedestrian-friendly
The Baltimore Banner March 27, 2024
As multiple parallel projects seek to reimagine Druid Hill Park for a better future, Baltimore’s Department of Transportation plans to make it friendlier to pedestrians, cyclists and public transit by eliminating the highway-like characteristics of some of the roadways that encircle it.

Advocates pitch replacing I-94 with a boulevard through the Twin Cities
Axios March 27, 2024
Advocates have released a new report that pitches the total removal of the Interstate 94 freeway between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

City of Austin receives $105 million grant for public spaces on I-35
The Daily Texan March 28, 2024
Austin Transportation and Public Works received $105 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance the construction of a highway cap over I-35 at Cesar Chavez and Fourth Streets as part of its Our Future 35 initiative, the city announced on March 11. 

Milwaukee Residents Challenge Freeway Expansion 
Planetizen March 28, 2024
Milwaukee residents are banding together to oppose a freeway expansion project, reports Kelly Milan for Spectrum 1 News. 

I-10 expansion project draws pushback from NW Houston residents, who propose alternative plans
ABC13 March 29, 2024
The Texas Department of Transportation has tweaked its plans for an I-10 elevation project that officials said will address flooding issues that have left the highway impassable near the Heights 10 times since 1992.