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Jan 12, 2011




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MnDOT announces $44.5 million in grants to improve safety, mobility at four intersections


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel announced $44.5 million in grants towards the construction of highway interchange projects that will promote safety and reduce congestion at four dangerous intersections in Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area.


These projects will replace existing signalized intersections with interchanges and ramps.


The Safety and Mobility Interchange Program grants are funded through a bond appropriation made by the 2010 Legislature and designated specifically for interchanges.


“The grants will enable these projects to be constructed earlier than they otherwise would have been, reducing both crashes and congestion sooner,” Sorel said.


The grants awarded under this program are for interchanges at:


Each of these projects has funds from other sources committed to them as well. The total value of the construction on these four projects exceeds $70 million.


MnDOT received 15 applications requesting $153 million for the $44.5 million in available funds.


For more information about the Safety and Mobility Interchange Program, see