MnDOT Announces Grants to 3 Port Authorities

MnDOT Announces Grants to 3 Port Authorities Photo: KSTP

November 16, 2018 11:50 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced $5.3 million in grants have been awarded to three projects supporting freight movement on the state's waterways.


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A release Friday said a grant of $2.6 million was awarded to the St. Paul Port Authority for a $3.2 million project that will install a new barge-receiving system, featuring a new dock wall equipment platform, two barge structures to aid in docking, construction of a new barge access bridge and walkway and a new underground pneumatic transport pipeline from the waterfront to the storage tanks.

A grant of $2.2 million was awarded to the Duluth Port Authority for the construction of a new warehouse, expected to cost $4.4 million in all.

A grant of $487,500 was awarded to the Winona Port Authority for the rehabilitation of an old dock facility. That project is expected to cost $626,550.

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