MnDOT: $1.1B in 308 construction projects for 2014 - KMSP-TV

MnDOT: $1.1B in 308 construction projects for 2014

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled 308 projects for 2014 that will total to $1.1 billion.

BY THE NUMBERS

-74 projects to take place in Twin Cities

-194 projects take place in Greater Minnesota

-40 projects to improve safety at railroad crossings, runways and airport terminals

FREIGHT SAFETY

The work includes projects funded by the Corridors of Commerce program, a bonding effort aimed at improving roadways for freight travel.

"This program will provide vital upgrades to our transportation system," said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle. "The Corridors of Commerce projects will ensure that roadways vital to business use will get needed improvements."

BIGGEST METRO PROJECTS

-I-35E between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada Road, construction of MnPASS Express Lanes, replace pavement and bridges and improve traffic management technology

-Highway 65 from Fridley to Spring Lake Park, replace pavement and make safety improvements to the highway and bus stops

-Highway 100 bridge replacements and highway widening from 36th Street to St. Louis Park

BIGGEST GREATER MN PROJECTS

-Highway 29 complete streets reconstruction in downtown Alexandria

-Highway 34 construct passing lanes from Detroit Lakes to Nevis (a Corridors of Commerce project)

-I-94 additional lane construction from Highway 101 to Highway 241 (a Corridors of Commerce project)

-I-35 in Owatonna reconstruction and bridge replacement

BE ALERT

MnDOT asks drivers to be alert on the road this summer.

-Check www.511mn.org for up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions

-Minimize driving distractions

-Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones

-Expect delays, especially during peak travel times

COMPLETE LIST OF PROJECTS: www.mndot.gov/constructioN 

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