MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State and local transportation officials in the Twin Cities will cut the ribbon on the single biggest road construction project in Minnesota history.
The project is the reconstruction of the Interstate 35W/Highway 62 crosstown interchange along the border of south Minneapolis and Richfield. It re-opened to traffic at the end of October, but on Saturday officials will gather for a ceremony to mark the years of work and many millions spent on an area that had been a notorious traffic chokepoint for decades.
The project cost $288 million and took 3 1/2 years to complete. In all, there were 26 new bridges and 50 miles of new concrete.
The opening ceremony will be held at Pearl Park in Minneapolis near the interchange.
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