Posted at 10:28 PM on July 19, 2011
by Jon Gordon
Bonding bill at a glance:
-University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus: new Physics and Nanotechnology building: $51.3 million.
-MnSCU: St. Cloud State University: integrated science and engineering lab: $42.3 million.
-Natural Resources: $17 million to repair Soudan mine's elevator shaft and to renovate St. Croix State Park. Flood mitigation in the Red River and Minnesota River valleys, possibly others as well: $50 million. Lake Vermillion state park development: $8 million. Coon Rapids dam renovation: $16 million.
-Minnesota Zoo: $4 million
-Transportation: total $55.9 million. This includes $33 million for local bridge replacement and repair, $3 million for railroad crossing warnings, and $2.5 million for Greater MN transit.
I hope the Plymouth Ave bridge in Minneapolis made the cut for local bridge repairs. With the Lowry Ave bridge still under replacement, the Broadway Ave bridge can get quite congested.