Bring Back 6th: Email to MnDOT

It is the duty of these local leaders to listen to the needs of the community and work towards a better future. We invite you to join us in urging the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Metropolitan Council, and its partners to publicly commit to improving the current Olson Memorial Highway. Below is an email template you can use to contact targets.

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Contact Information for MnDOT staff, partners, and elected officials: 

MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher: [email protected]
Debuty MnDOT Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger: [email protected]
Council Member Jeremiah Ellison: [email protected]
Senator Bobby Joe Champion: [email protected]
Representative Esther Agbaje: [email protected]
Hennepin County Chair Marion Green: [email protected]
Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando: [email protected]
Executive Director Abdi Warsame:[email protected]

Email Template:


I am reaching out about the Olson Memorial Highway in Minneapolis. This highway has a devastating history and continues to harm our North Minneapolis community with pollution, displacement, and dangerous road conditions.

Please make a public commitment to:

- Improving and ultimately transforming the Olson Memorial Highway corridor in 2 phases. The phases are described at
- Completing safety improvements by 2023
- Returning the land to the community and restore the corridor to 6th Avenue North by 2026
- Hosting an Open Streets Olson Memorial Highway

There is a clear and urgent need for the described changes. We ask MnDOT and its partners to honor past promises and take immediate action to improve the conditions on Olson Memorial Highway. Please make a public commitment to attending the forum and supporting these changes.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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