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Dayton Administration Approves $300M for Roads, Hwy 14 Included

Posted at: 11/14/2013 2:48 PM
Updated at: 11/14/2013 5:36 PM

Photo: MGN Online
Photo: MGN Online

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is directing $300 million into ten highway construction projects meant to break up bottlenecks and improve freight movement around the state.
    
Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced the projects Thursday. Competition for the money was fierce, with more than 400 proposals related to 100 unique road projects presented to the Department of Transportation.
    
Among the projects chosen are the addition of lanes on Interstate 94 between Rogers and St. Michael. In all, two of the projects are in the Twin Cities area and the rest are in greater Minnesota.

The addition of lanes on Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna is included in the work. Construction is set to start in 2014.

Details of the projects can be found here: www.mndot.gov/corridorsofcommerce/

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