Minnesota plans $1 billion in 2017 infrastructure projects

May 26th, 2017 / By: / Industry News, News

Minnesota transportation commissioner Charlie Zelle announced $1 billion in state road and bridge projects this year. According to the Zelle, the 211 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists, and support thousands of construction jobs across the state.

“The transportation system is a key to Minnesota’s economic success,” Zelle said. “With more than half of our state roads older than 50 years, and 40 percent of our bridges more than 40 years old, the need is outpacing available resources.”

Zelle also announced 57 multimodal projects valued at $47 million. These include airport, port, and railroad projects that are outside of the state road construction program.

For a complete list of projects, including construction dates and traffic impacts, visit www.mndot.gov/construction.

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