More than 300 construction projects scheduled for 2013 will do much to improve highways, bridges and other state transportation infrastructure to ensure the safety and mobility of the travelling public, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
“The $1.1 billion that we are investing in our state transportation system this year will increase regional connections throughout the state, as well as support jobs and community-building that make Minnesota a great place to live and do business,” said Charlie Zelle, MnDOT Commissioner.
“The transportation infrastructure is a key component to our state’s economy. This work helps ensure that motorists can continue to get to work, to recreation and that goods and services can get to us.”
The 2013 construction program includes work on 87 projects in the Twin Cities and 193 projects in Greater Minnesota. An additional 57 projects statewide will improve safety at railroad crossings, repair seawalls and docks, make improvements on runways and terminals at regional airports, and improve transit centers.
Projects in Greater Minnesota include:
· I-94 resurfacing between Clearwater and St. Cloud
· Highway 78 resurfacing from Battle Lake to Perham, including reconstructing Lake Street in downtown Battle Lake to install accessible pedestrian ramps (“Complete Streets”)
· Highway 60 four-lane reconstruction with roundabouts in Worthington
Projects also include resurfacing of Highway 15 from Denver Avenue in Hutchinson, south to Highway 212, Highway 212 from Glencoe to west Jct Hwy 5, and Highway 212 from Danube to east Jct Hwy 71.
For a complete list of projects, including construction dates and traffic impacts, visit www.mndot.gov/construction.