MnDOT to Spend $1.1B on Road Projects This Year

April 05, 2018 05:14 AM

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials announced they expect to spend $1.1 billion on state road and bridge projects this year.

According to the department, there are 253 projects, some of which are already underway.

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"These projects are critical investments in Minnesota's aging transportation system," Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle said in a statement. "We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate structures such as the Stillwater Lift Bridge."

Additionally, there are 49 airport, port and railroad improvement projects slated for this year. The cost of those projects is estimated at $32 million.



The list includes four major construction projects in the metro area.

  • A project on Interstate 35W at Interstate 94 consisting of infrastructure upgrades and improvement for transit on I-35W and Lake Street.
  • Two projects on Highway 169: Repairing concrete in Belle Plaine and constructing a new intersection and cable median barriers between Jordan and Belle Plaine. And replacing the Elm Creek Bridges in Champlin, realigning the roadway between the Mississippi River and Hayden Lake Road, and resurfacing between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and East Hayden Lake Road in Champlin.
  • Resurfacing six miles of interstate from just south of the Interstate 35 split at Forest Lake to a half-mile north of Highway 8, as well as replacing three bridges.

You can find a full list of roadwork projects here.

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