Ramsey County is in the process of updating the highway and freeway connections surrounding Rice Creek Commons to provide adequate and safe access to the site.
In 2015, the county opened the Highway 96 interchange at I-35W to traffic. Work included a new bridge with accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians. The bridge is a “diverging diamond interchange,” which improves traffic safety and mobility. (See the video below for a simulation of this interchange.)