By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s Department of Transportation has announced a nearly $400 million road repair project, which will occur over the next four years.
“We expect … to really improve more than 700 miles of roadway over the state in the next four years,” said MnDOT commissioner Tom Sorel.
Funding for the program will not require any increased revenue. Money will come from current state and federal funds as well as previously authorized bonds.
Minnesota is not the only state with deteriorating roads.
“This is, I would say, a national problem. The condition of our infrastructure and our roadways, and, I think we’re probably pretty typical,” said Sorel.
State performance measures indicate about 750 miles of trunk highways in Minnesota are classified as being in “poor” condition.
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For more information, visit MnDOT’s website.