Minn. House committee hears proposal for Rondo land bridge

A proposal to reconnect St. Paul’s fractured Rondo neighborhood gets a hearing Tuesday before the state House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee.

The Rondo land bridge would span I-94 between Lexington Parkway and Dale Street, with room for green space, housing and businesses. The effort would rejoin a historically black community that was carved up by the interstate’s construction more than a half-century ago. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed.

Backers of the proposed land bridge say it’s a way to restore the community’s cultural center. For more, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked with Marvin Anderson. He’s the chair of ReConnect Rondo, a community organization spearheading the bridge proposal, and is presenting at the hearing.

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