But nearly four years after the work started, it will look a lot different come September. “They have been extremely patient, extremely supportive,” Aeikens said. “There are just a number of things that should just make traffic move a little bit smoother,” Aeikens said.
“Just a total rebuild for two and a half miles,” said MnDOT spokesman Dave Aeikens. The store is right in the middle of the massive $239 million Downtown to the Crosstown Project improving the stretch of I-35W at I-94.
Aeikens knows it’s been a challenge for anyone who lives or works nearby. “When that bridge went down in 2017 it was like turning off a faucet — 20% business drop instantaneously,” Fuchs said.
“The people of this town, this city, this state, this area have been fantastic supporters,” Fuchs said. Source kstp.com Thanks to dedicated customers, Electric Fetus isn’t going anywhere despite four years of congestion and a pandemic. Once the work outside their shop is complete, they can’t wait to let people know.
“You’re not going to sail through 35W during rush hour, but you may buy yourself a few seconds or a minute or so during each trip, and over the course of a year, that’s real time,” Aeikens said. Between new bridges, ramps and fresh concrete, Aeikens believes drivers will likely notice a faster commute once it’s finished.
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