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MnDOT releases final Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan


Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Details planned projects for next seven years, broad investment priorities through 2033



ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan has been finalized and is available online, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnSHIP connects the Minnesota GO 50-year vision and policies established in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan to capital improvements on the state highway system.



“This plan is the result of extensive collaboration among MnDOT, residents, stakeholders and partners throughout Minnesota,” said Charlie Zelle, MnDOT Commissioner. “The success of Minnesota’s transportation system depends on the coordinated efforts of many public and private providers. The investment priorities outlined in MnSHIP provide a framework for MnDOT’s contribution to those efforts.”



MnSHIP establishes priorities for spending projected capital revenue on the state highway system, a 12,000-mile network that plays a critical role in supporting the state’s economy and quality of life. MnSHIP is a fiscally constrained plan, meaning its planned expenditures must align with expected revenues, which total $18 billion. Meanwhile, projected transportation needs on the state highway system during the next 20 years total $30 billion.



MnDOT considers many factors when setting priorities, including federal and state law, system conditions and public input. Priorities for the next 10 years balance preservation of existing roads and bridges with investments in safety, new connections for multiple modes of transportation, and other projects that advance economic development and quality of life objectives. Investments in the second 10 years focus almost exclusively on preserving existing infrastructure. Even with this focus, the number of roads and bridges in poor condition will more than double, and perhaps triple, within 20 years.



“The investment priorities in MnSHIP illustrate the increasing constraints on highway planning in Minnesota. Growth in construction costs continues to outpace growth in revenue and, as the highway system ages, needs are increasing,” Zelle said. “In particular, investments in the second 10 years do not address many system needs.”



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MnDOT identifies Ames Construction as Winona Bridge project contracting team

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the selection of Ames Construction, Inc. of Burnsville Minn., as the Winona Bridge Construction Manager General Contractor contracting team. The Winona Bridge project i ..... 
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MnDOT seeks applicants for $4.7 million in Safe Routes to School grants

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Webinar will help applicants complete applications ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota schools and their partners are invited to apply for Safe Routes to School grant funds for projects that will help more children safely walk and bicycle to school. App ..... 
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US Fish and Wildlife boat launch at Dresbach Bridge open

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Access to the US Fish and Wildlife boat launch from the Dresbach Travel Information Center is now open to the public, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. To access the USFWS boat launch, anglers should fol ..... 
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State employers add 1,200 jobs

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent in October, the same rate as when the recession started in December 2007, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Econom ..... 
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MnDOT urges motorists to drive carefully this Thanksgiving holiday

Tue, Nov 26th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Use 511 for trip planning, road information ST. PAUL, Minn. — As holiday travel season approaches, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution while driving across the state and to take advantage of the tools MnDO ..... 
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280,000 Minnesotans to see changes to health insurance thanks to MNsure

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

By Jason Wenisch ST. PAUL – Minnesotans who purchase their own private health insurance received some troubling news recently, as a WCCO radio report nearly 280,000 Minnesotans will be forced to give up policies they like, with doctors of their c ..... 
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Minnesota fire departments receive training grants

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota fire departments will again receive funding to help keep firefighters’ skills sharp. The Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) recently announced it will provide Minnesota’s 784 fire depart ..... 
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Highway 44 in Spring Grove opens to traffic

Wed, Nov 20th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled                                      ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 44 through downtown Spring Grove will open to traffic in the evening Friday, Nov. 22, according to the Minneso ..... 
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