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Rendering of proposed 106th Street renovation.

W 106th Street at I-35W Interchange

A public hearing has been scheduled for the City Council Meeting on Monday, November 18. 

For more information, contact the City’s Engineering Division at 952-563-4870 or email Engineering@BloomingtonMN.gov.

W 106th Street Reconstruction - 2020/2021

W 106th Street will be reconstructed starting in 2020 and be substantially completed in 2021

Study and Goals

Minnesota Department of Transportation is developing plans for the replacement of the existing bridge on I-35W across the Minnesota River in the next 5 years, and the Interstate bridge over 106th Street might also be replaced with this project.

The city has undertaken a design study in advance of that work to help plan for the future of the 106th Street interchange, including the adjacent River Terrace and W. Bloomington Frwy intersections.

The goal of this City study is to develop recommendations to improve operations and safety around the interchange.

  • Approved option - design the interchange with a new bridge over 106th Street

Public Meeting: River Terrace - November 7, 2019 at City of Bloomington Public Works Training Room

W 106th Street will be reconstructed with a City of Bloomington Project in 2021.  This project will include reconstructing W 106th Street between approximately Verdi Road and Lyndale Avenue, realigning the roadway beneath the new W 106th Street (I-35W) bridge, adding new bike and pedestrian facilities along W 106th Street, closing access to 106th Street at West Bloomington Freeway (between 104th and 106th ) and at River Terrace (between W 106th and W 107th), reducing congestion and setting the west I-35W ramp intersection up for a future traffic signal.  

A portion of the approved River Terrace closure is planned to be implemented as part of the proposed 2020 PMP Reconstruct of W 107th Street and of River Terrace Road.  In Fall 2019 the City Council directed staff to meet again with the River Terrace Neighborhood to make sure all of their concerns with this plan are identified and to work through ideas voiced by the residents to make sure all options have been considered. The Council requested this specific item to be followed up with a City Council Public Hearing at the same night at the ordering of the 2020 PMP Street List.

Please see the link below for the staff presentation provided at the Public Meeting:
11-7-19 River Terrace Public Meeting


Approved by Council - Public Hearing - Monday, October 16, 2017, 

W 106th Street/I-35W Interchange

Minnesota Department of Transportation is developing plans for the replacement of the existing bridge on I-35W across the Minnesota River and the Interstate Bridge over W 106th Street. The City has completed a study in advance of that work to help plan for the future of the W 106th Street Interchange, including the adjacent River Terrace and W Bloomington Frwy intersections.

The Study looked at options for improving roadway safety and operations for autos, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit. As an outcome of the study process, recommendations have been developed and will be discussed at the upcoming Public Hearing. The Council will be asked to adopt the recommendations from the study for the possible reconstruction of W 106th Street by the City in coordination with the MnDOT bridge replacement.

Public Hearing Items - Staff Recommendation

Diamond Interchange of I-35W and W 106th Street, with traffic signal at East ramp/E Bloomington Frwy

  • Full closure of W Bloomington Frwy from W 106th St to W 104th St. - close roadway, add cul-de-sac, add trail connection.
  • Full or partial closure of River Terrace at W 106th Street.
  • Improvements to the existing signal systems at Humboldt Avenue and W 106th Street intersection.

A public hearing at the City Council meeting will be held at the above data and location to request adoption of the study recommendations.


Public Meeting: Final Study Results - September 12, 2017 at Oak Grove Middle School

This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to review and comment on the results and recommendations of a traffic study for safety improvements on W 106th street at I-35W. These recommendations will go to the City Council for adoption and construction in conjunction with the upcoming MnDot 35W project that will reconstruct the 35W Minnesota River Bridge and the 106th Street Bridge.
At this meeting, Staff will give a short presentation and will then be available for questions at informational boards. Items covered will include:
  • Interchange design
  • Safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians
  • Closure of West Bloomington Freeway and River Terrace, at W 106th Street
  • Other improvements with the project
Open House Boards

Neighborhood Meetings August 15 and 17, 2017 at Oak Grove Middle School

                                                    Meeting Photo
Two neighborhood meeting were held for the residents of the Oak Grove Terrace Townhomes near W Bloomington Ferry and the residents of the River Terrace area.

The following boards are a composite of the boards shown at both of the two meetings.

If you where unable to attend or would like further information, please contact Kirk Roberts with questions and comments. Additional meetings are planned as the study progresses, and your feedback on the designs are welcome.


Public Open House #1 May 30, 2017 at Oak Grove Middle School
Open House Boards

Intersection layout and early options discussion  PDF icon What We Know So Far.pdf  

Average Daily Traffic Board  PDF icon Area ADT Map.pdf

If you where unable to attend or would like further information, please contact Kirk Roberts with questions and comments. Additional meetings are planned as the study progresses, and your feedback on the designs are welcome.