The agency plans to complete 221 road and bridge projects and 66 multimodal projects statewide.
(Published Apr 8, 2019)
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher has announced the 221 state road and bridge projects that will be undertaken across Minnesota during the 2019 construction season. The projects, some of which are already underway, will help maintain the state’s roads and bridges, improve safety for motorists, and support thousands of construction jobs across the state.
Commissioner Anderson Kelliher also announced 66 multimodal projects, which include airport, port, transit, and railroad projects that are outside of the state road construction program.
Despite the construction program this year, Anderson Kelliher said the long-term transportation funding picture remains bleak compared to the state’s overall needs. Many of this year’s projects have been in the planning process for several years.
Looking ahead, MnDOT projects an $18 billion deficit in funding over the next 20 years, which will hinder the agency’s ability to maintain current assets, improve safety or plan ahead to meet the needs of Minnesota’s growing population.
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