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Stairstep Foundation Speaks!

MnDOT 252/94 Construction Project – And what it means to you.

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Boards for public open house, September 2017

About the Project:

Hwy 252 and I-94 in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and north Minneapolis are in need of improvements and repairs. Currently, we are seeing a high number of crashes, traffic congestion, and significant barriers for pedestrians and bicyclists in the area. Both roads also are deteriorating and need to be repaired.

Before we make any major improvements to Hwy 252 and I-94, we are working closely with the public, and our federal and local partners to gain a better understanding of safety and transportation needs in the area. As part of this study, we also are taking a closer look at how a potential construction project could affect the environment surrounding Hwy 252 and I-94. 

Learn more about the Highway 252/I-94 Environmental Review Study

Visit: http://bit.ly/mdot25294project

Our Purpose:

Stairstep Foundation is mindful of the importance to engage all the people of the area to determine interests and concerns, while acknowledging the need for a specific effort to inform, engage and hear from the historically unrepresented African descendants, who are the most likely to experience negative impacts due to the 252/94 project.

Our Goals

  • Stairstep Foundation intends to change the perception and improve the transportation culture in historically underrepresented communities. 
  • To encourage MnDOT to adopt a community-first mindset, across the entire State in improving the highway infrastructure to the traveling public.

Get connected. Get the facts.

Share your opinion – Email: info@stairstep.org

Learn more: Join the MnDOT 25294 Town Hall Conversation on March 2

Click here to register for the event

Who: Individuals of African descendants in the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Center, and Minneapolis.

Why: A strategic effort to achieve successful engagement with the African American community which is historically underrepresented.

What: A strategic outreach effort with the Stairstep Foundation for the MnDOT 94/252 Project in the African American Community.

  • Stairstep Foundation will utilize its expertise, capacity, and relationships to fulfill the deliverables in the plan to achieve successful engagement with historically underrepresented African descendants.   
  • Stairstep Foundation will partner with historically underrepresented trusted community leaders to help increase the reach range of engagement. 
  • Stairstep Foundation will provide information awareness and access to State job and workforce opportunities.   
  • Stairstep Foundation will provide information regarding alternative modes of travel that can reduce the demand for these corridors, such as transit utilization, carpooling, vanpooling, bicycle and pedestrian, and other commuting considerations. 

About Stairstep Foundation 

THE STAIRSTEP FOUNDATION WAS FORMED IN 1992 AS A GOD-INSPIRED RESPONSE TO A SET OF AWESOME CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONTED SOCIETY AT LARGE AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS, IN PARTICULAR.

Learn more. Visit: https://stairstep.org/about/


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YOU’RE INVITED!

Stairstep Foundation Speaks!

MnDOT 252/94 Project Town Hall Conversations I
Hosted by: Al McFarlane, Founder, Insight News
March 2 • 1 pm CST 

The upcoming MnDOT construction project presents real opportunities and challenges that will forever change our community’s landscape and the way we live, work and commute. Join this special community forum to get the facts. Meet MnDOT project representatives, community advocates, and other key stakeholders.

We want to hear from you. Join us today, share your opinion and let your voice be heard.

Listen: KFAI 90.3 FM Radio
Stream: https://www.facebook.com/Insight-News-145233765561468

Click here to register for the event


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