Hwy 74 near Whitewater State Park

Flood Mitigation Program

Making state roadways more resistant to future flood damage

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About Mitigation Projects

The flood mitigation projects are funded through existing bond authority and include:

 

 

Minnesota River Flood Mitigation Study

 

A 2011 study identified feasible ways to mitigate congestion caused by seasonal flooding in the Twin Cities metro area.

 

 


Statewide Flood Mitigation Program

Hwy 101 Bridge during flood

Work to construct a new bridge north of existing Hwy 101 Minnesota River bridge and raise existing two-lane roadway will begin in 2014 or 2015.

The $50 million flood mitigation program will make state roadways more resistant to future flood damage.

 

The flood mitigation program was created after substantial statewide flooding in fall 2010. MnDOT announced eight projects in 2012 in addition to 22 projects in 2011.

 

The program will mean lower costs to repair damage from future floods, creating more sustainable transportation in the future. It will also provide more value and safer communities to Minnesotans with reduced repair costs and less traffic disruption.

Projects Announced in 2012

 

Hwy 12 east of Ortonville
Install underground drainage system and new ditch
$92,000
Construction in 2012

 

Hwy 14 between Tyler and Florence
Raise existing roadway
$940,000
Construction in 2014

 

Hwy 25 next to the south fork of the Crow River in Carver County
Raise existing roadway
$350,000
Construction in 2013

 

Hwy 61 south of Grand Marais
Replace culvert with single-span bridge and adjust channel
$2 million
Construction in 2015

 

Hwy 75 north of Breckenridge
Realign Hwy 75 south of Whiskey Creek, replace bridge over Whiskey Creek and construct bridge over rail tracks
$6 million
Construction in 2016

 

Hwy 101 Minnesota River crossing between Shakopee and Chanhassen
Construct new bridge north of existing Hwy 101 Minnesota River Bridge and raise existing two-lane roadway
$20,035,500
Construction in 2014 or 2015

 

Hwy 108 west of Pelican Rapids in Norwegian Grove township
Construct outlet for water to drain
$282,500
Construction in 2014

 

Hwy 200 west of Ada
Replace two culverts, raise road grade
$600,000
Construction in 2013

 

 

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