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Submit a comment on the
I-35 Corridor Study.

MnDOT and The Metropolitan Interstate Council are currently conducting a study on the entirety of the I-35 corridor in Duluth. This study will determine the large-scale needs of the I-35 system and determine future projects along the corridor. This study should identify the downtown corridor as an area that needs further planning, at which point a the pros/cons of a boulevard conversion, freeway cap, or no-change options can be studied and compared.

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Encourage local officials to pursue a Reconnecting Communities planning grant.

This is the moment we've been waiting for. As of June 30th, 2022, the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program is officially taking applications on an annual basis for the next four years. This USDOT program provides a number of resources to communities interested in finding ways to overcome infrastructure barriers in their city. In Duluth, that means that the City, Metropolitan Interstate Council, MnDOT, and/or other government agencies or non-profits can now submit an application for up to $2 million in planning funds to help understand risks, answer questions, overcome challenges, and find solutions related to the divide caused by Interstate 35 in Duluth's downtown waterfront.


Please join us in encouraging the officials listed below to apply for these funds.

City of Duluth

General Contact:

Metropolitan Interstate Council


District Engineer:

Not sure what to say? While personal messages work best, here's an example you can copy.

Dear (official's name),

As of June 30th, 2022, the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program is officially taking applications. I hope that you along with the other relevant agencies in our community will submit a joint application to this program. Obtaining these funds would help our community better understand how we can best overcome the barriers presented by the downtown stretch of I-35, leading us to a more livable, equitable, and sustainable Duluth for all.

Thank you,

(your name)

You can learn more about the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program at

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