Dayton seeks state agency approval for proposed I-94/Brockton Lane interchange

Dayton City Council approved a resolution requesting approval from MNDOT and Metropolitan Council for the proposed Interstate 94 and Brockton Lane Interchange.

SRF Consulting has completed the interchange warrant analysis and in doing so, has met all the required state and Metropolitan Council qualifying criteria. This includes compliance with the regional framework, capacity and safety requirements, and level of service classifications. It also provides for safe and orderly development of the region, which is consistent with the Metropolitan Council’s guidelines. The costs of the warrant analysis were funded by the $800,000 federal grant awarded last year along with local matching funds from Dayton, Rogers and Varde.

The resolution is part of the process to advance the I-94/Brockton interchange project to as close to an approved layout as possible. According to City Administrator Samantha Orduno, there are new restrictions on approved layouts only for projects that are fully funded.

This is the next step in moving the project forward and has been part of the action schedule since the design phase of the project began. It is being done in conjunction with the City of Rogers and Varde. The City of Rogers has also reviewed the resolution and didn’t want Stones Throw to be locked in for local development, which is a change that was made to the resolution approved at the City of Dayton’s June 10 council meeting.

“Mayor [Doug] Anderson has worked very hard on getting an interchange within the city,” said Councilor Tim McNeil. “I congratulate him on the success of the project.”