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MnDOT Announces 2012 State Road Construction Program
More than 300 projects will improve safety, mobility for motorists
The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced its 2012 construction program consisting of 316 projects around the state with a construction cost of more than $900 million. The total project costs for 2012 is $918.7 million.
“MnDOT is focused on improving our highways and maximizing the capacity of the system," said Tom Sorel, MnDOT commissioner. “Our transportation system is vital to the state’s economy and to its citizens’ quality of life. We want to ensure that it provides a safe and efficient trip for all users.”
This year’s state highway construction projects include work on the Interstate I-694/Highway 10 interchange in the Twin Cities and the final wrap-up of bridge and pavement replacement on a section of I-35 in Duluth. Other projects improve safety at railroad crossings, repair seawalls and docks and make improvements on runways and terminals at regional airports.
“This year’s program will also aid the state’s economy by supporting thousands of jobs this year,” Sorel added. “The highway construction industry employs thousands and is a key partner in our efforts to deliver this program.”
Projects this year in the Twin Cities metro area include:
Projects in Greater Minnesota include:
Continuing work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul
Resurfacing Interstate 35E between St. Paul and Forest Lake
Continuing work on the Hwy 169 and I-494 interchange
For a complete list of projects visit www.dot.state.mn.us/construction.
Constructing an interchange on Highway 14 in North Mankato
Resurfacing portions of Hwy 10 between Clear Lake and Big Lake
Resurfacing 28 miles of Hwy 71 in Koochiching County
Article Date: 2012-04-08
Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
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