Met Council proposes road projects for stimulus fundingby Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio
Seven Twin Cities road projects are being put forward for federal stimulus funding. The Metropolitan Council late Wednesday approved advancing projects with a total cost of just over $17 million.
St. Paul, Minn. — State officials will announce soon the full list of Twin Cities road and bridge projects seeking federal stimulus funding.
The seven projects advanced by the Met Council are:
Gov. Pawlenty announced 60 road and bridge projects funded in whole or in part with stimulus dollars for outstate Minnesota this week. MnDOT split the $360 million in federal money available for transportation infrastructure evenly between the two regions, according to the governor. Overall, the federal government will send the state government $4.1 billion in stimulus money.
Federal and state officials say the stimulus funded road and bridge projects in Minnesota could save or create more than 12,000 jobs.