MnDOT Announces Over $18 Million in Grants for 7 Highway Projects

MnDOT Announces Over $18 Million in Grants for 7 Highway Projects Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation

January 02, 2018 10:51 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced over $18 million in grants for seven state highway projects, three in the Twin Cities metro area.

A release from MnDOT Tuesday announced the grants, made in partnership with the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), will total $18,197,450 - all part of Minnesota's Transportation Economic Development Program.


The largest single amount is a grant of $10 million for the Highway 169/101st Avenue North interchange project in Brooklyn Park. The release states the project is expected to "enhance traffic operations, improve roadway safety and provide bicycle and pedestrian facilities for a segment of 101st Avenue North between Jefferson Highway and future Xylon Avenue."

The project is located near the Target Northern Campus, and the company has agreed to contribute a portion of the project's $37 million overall cost. DEED is contributing $1.5 million.

In all, the release states MnDOT received nine project proposal requests in the Twin Cities and six proposals from greater Minnesota.

The other grants awarded are as follows:

$5 million for the Highway 10/Highway 169 improvement project in Anoka - a project with a total cost of $82,920,000.

$1.5 million for the reconstruction of the County State Aid Highway 18 (Lyman Boulevard) and Highway 41 intersection in Chaska - a project with a total cost of $4.1 million.

$1 million to construct a roundabout at Highway 32 and County State Aid Highway 16 in Thief River Falls - a project with a total cost of $5,770,000.

$315,000 to install a turning lane and frontage road adjacent to Highway 75 near the junction with County State Aid Highway 10 in Kittson County - a project with a total cost of $450,000.

$247,000 to design and install a new traffic signal at the base of the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area, located at Grand Avenue (Highway 23) and Warwick Street, in Duluth - a project with a total cost of $354,000. The city and St. Louis County have already secured funding for the right-of-way acquisition and the construction of a new city street - to be named Kayak Bay Road. That will create a new four-way intersection at Highway 23.

$135,450 to provide a bypass lane for southbound traffic and a right-hand turn lane for northbound traffic on Highway 56, about 1.5 miles south of the intersection with Highway 14 in Dodge Center - a project with a total cost of $193,500.


Frank Rajkowski

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


Community Gathers at City Hall to Show Support for South St. Paul Police

Weekend Weather: Sunny Sky, Warm Weather Expected

X Games Layout Changes Throughout the Weekend

Family of Corrections Officer Killed in Assault Issues Statement

Frey says Body Camera Footage from Blevins Shooting Likely to be Released by End of July

Officers Injured in South St. Paul Shooting Identified