Minn. House Panel Talks $15M for Pothole Repair

Updated: 03/26/2014 12:46 PM
Created: 03/26/2014 11:24 AM

A Minnesota House transportation panel is weighing whether to devote $15 million to repair potholes and other damage to roads from this tough winter.
The state highway fund would supply $10 million for highway work, with $5 million from the general fund for county and city roads.

"Much of the condition that we're seeing out there is a result of neglect," said Anne Finn with the League of Minnesota Cities.  "We know that for every $1 spent on maintenance we save $7 in repairs and we're really seeing that play out this year."
Rep. Frank Hornstein, a Minneapolis Democrat, said the money would be welcome relief for motorists.
Barb Yarusso, a Shoreview Democrat, compared driving to work this winter to an amusement ride because of all the potholes that need dodging.

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