CAPITOL CHATTER Bonding bill gets hearing in House committee
Road, flood project and civic center backers told the House Capitol Investment Committee Wednesday that they need money Gov. Mark Dayton proposes in his public works budget.
Our roads are rough, aged... Posted on 2/24/11 at 7:36 AM
Early estimates for the cost of repairing the damaged Willard Munger State Trail between Carlton and Duluth range from $15 million to possibly as high as $40 million, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Tuesday.
Standing on the precipice of a massive washout along Minnesota Highway 210, and in front of the twisted remains of the landmark Swinging Bridge, state officials on Tuesday outlined early plans for repairing damage caused by last month’s flooding at Jay Cooke State Park.
A bridge maintenance and repair project on Interstate 35 begins at 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1 on Interstate 35 near County Road 13 (Midway Road) south of Duluth. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-October 2011.
ST. PAUL -- The news release begged the question: Why spend up to $40 million on roadway congestion relief in the Twin Cities and only up to $5 million on improving safety of rural roads, where 70 percent of traffic fatalities occur?
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