Crews building the Minnesota Vikings’ new home are crossing the project’s 50-yard line. The $1 billion stadium is now halfway finished. From the sky, you can see it’s really starting to take shape. The structural concrete is 80 percent done.
If winter is over, that means it must be road construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to spend $1 billion this season upgrading, replacing and expanding highways and bridges.
These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, April 2.
Officials in Minneapolis say a section of 5th Street by the new Vikings stadium construction site is slated to close Monday as part of a construction project to reconfigure how people get around downtown.
The cost to renovate Target Center is going up. An updated budget unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall this week shows the cost has climbed to nearly $129-million.
Women are still breaking ground when it comes to working in a male dominated field, like construction. But Minnesota is doing better, with big projects like the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Since it’s Women’s History Month – we gathered a group of women at Mortenson Construction’s on-site office.
In contrast to the past few months, construction worker Josh Miller didn’t have to bundle up against ice, snow and biting wind before starting his outdoor job on Monday.
Overnight snow forecasted for Tuesday pushed back the start of a construction campaign that would close part of southbound Interstate 35E and the ramp from Little Canada Road.
Pothole season in Minnesota usually starts at the end of February, and that time has come. But as our winter has been mild, this year may not be as bad. MnDOT hopes our mild winter continues, because the less snow and ice, the more attention they can give to potholes.
Downtown Minneapolis could soon have a new 18-story apartment complex right by WCCO-TV studios. According to the Twin Cities Business Journal, a plan has been submitted for the nearly 300-unit complex at the intersection of South 10th Street and Marquette Avenue.
MnDOT says crews will mostly be working to patch up the roads and bridges on parts of Hwy 100 beginning in April. The project is expected to last about two years.
In just over a year and a half, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be connected by a brand new $360 million bridge. The whole project, including new roads, will cost $600 million.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers. Dayton released a large-scale proposal Monday that depends on adding a new 6.5 percent tax on gas and higher vehicle registration fees.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to borrow $850 million this year for public construction projects. Minnesota lawmakers generally pass bonding bills in even-numbered years. But the Democratic governor says he plans to introduce an $850 million bonding bill proposal next month.
The ambitious idea of Minnesota lawmakers skipping next year’s session to avoid the Capitol construction has morphed into an alternative plan. Now senior legislators and state officials are taking a hard look at moving the Legislature’s session off-site.
A main thoroughfare in Northeast Minneapolis has reopened after being closed for much of 2014. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that Central Avenue reopened to traffic on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Vikings are saying thank you to the construction workers building the team’s new stadium.
New renderings are showing what the Nicollet Mall project team is thinking for the future of the downtown Minneapolis transit hub. The team held a public meeting Thursday night to address their redesign plans.
Just a month before the 2015 Minnesota Legislature begins, the Capitol is in chaos. But it’s not because of politics. The 109-year-old State Capitol building is in the middle of a massive renovation that will mean limited public access during the session.
The Minnesota Vikings are adding $647,000 to their share of their new stadium thanks to several design changes. The changes are up for approval at Friday’s meeting of the authority overseeing the stadium’s construction. The biggest share is almost $235,000 to change finishes and food service capabilities in one section of the stadium.
The Vikings’ CEO, president and vice chairman have been ordered to pay $2 million to their former business partners after violating a building contract, according to court documents. A New Jersey arbitrator ruled that the Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf violated a building contract the businessmen held with their cousins Ralph and Norman Mitscheles when they halted construction on an unfished housing project.
Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.
Minnesota has wrapped up its 2014 road construction season. The state Department of Transportation says major bridge construction, highway lane additions and road resurfacing were among the 308 projects underway during the season.
Less than a year after the state struggled through a severe propane shortage, another vital commodity is in short supply.
You can’t see the front door of Kieran’s Irish Pub, because it’s covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.