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Twin Cities’s Brooklyn Park Interchange to Get Overhaul

Sat July 12, 2008 - Midwest Edition
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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) A three-year construction project is about to get under way in Brooklyn Park to untangle what the Minnesota Department of Transportation said is the busiest and one of the most dangerous intersections in the Twin Cities.

Locals call it the Devil’s Triangle. It’s the intersection of State Highway 169 and County Road 81 in Brooklyn Park, and MnDOT said it gets more traffic every day than at any other crossroads in the Twin Cities.

That amounts to 56,000 cars every day on Highway 169, another 24,000 on County Road 81 and an additional 15,000 on 85th Avenue — the local street that creates the triangle.

MnDOT said it will take until 2011 to create a diamond interchange to relieve congestion and reduce accidents.

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