As one of Minnesota’s most popular events the State Fair frequently seeks to improve traffic conditions for fairgoers, vendors and emergency teams.
TKDA conducted a traffic study that was divided into three fundamental components: understanding existing conditions, defining issues and determining potential solutions. To understand existing conditions TKDA obtained traffic counts at all entrances and exits for comparison with average non-fair days. Based on the MSF existing information and observations TKDA identified several base issues including: parking entry inefficiencies, vehicle-pedestrian conflicts, vehicle-bus conflicts and inefficient use of Como Avenue. From these issues TKDA developed potential solutions focused on interagency communications, roadway management, transit functions, parking and bicycle and pedestrian circulation enhancements.