MnDOT clears homeless encampment at Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue
The state agency says the "highway right-of-way is not a safe place" to live
February 8, 2023
Minnesota Department of Transportation officials closed an encampment of homeless people living near the intersection of Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue Tuesday morning.
Crews arrived at 9 a.m. to clear out an estimated 35 to 40 people. Notice of the closure was posted Monday at 9 a.m., Jake Loesch, MnDOT spokesman, said in an email.
"MnDOT has always maintained that highway right-of-way is not a safe place for human beings to live," Loesch said.