Stop the Reroute
Stop the Reroute of Minnesota Highway 55, which has been planned for 40 years to run through the largest forest in Minneapolis: Minnehaha Park. The 6-lane highway will carry twice as many cars daily to southern suburbs and the Mall of America. Transit along the route is secondary. The 200-year-old burr and red oaks in the path are scheduled to be cut in late 1998 or early 1999, depending on the outcome of the Park and River Alliance lawsuit, which goes to trial in April 1998. Stop the Reroute is a coalition of environmental, transit, homeowner, business, and resident organizations who are using a variety of tactics to fight the destruction of the forest.