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The corridor study did not recommend which intersection should be improved first and acknowledged that constructing both interchanges at the same time would cause difficulties in construction detours, road closures, and access. Building the Hadley Avenue interchange first will benefit drivers in the future when the Century Avenue interchange is built.
A grade separated crossing of the Gateway Trail at Hadley Avenue is also a benefit of the Hadley Avenue Interchange Project. A pedestrian bridge was built over Century Avenue in 2012.
$5 million: Transportation Economic Development grant program administered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation
$1 million: A grant given to the MN Department of Natural Resources for a grade separated crossing on the Gateway Regional Trail
A commercial right-of-way donation was a key aspect of making this project possible.
The city and county will also use State Aid road funds on the project.