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November 1, 2013



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State road construction season winds down


ST. PAUL, Minn. – Major bridge construction, new interchanges and road resurfacing were a big part of the 2013 construction season, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 


This year’s program included more than 300 projects around the state with a construction cost of more than $1.1 billion.


The 2013 construction program included work on 87 highway and bridge projects in the Twin Cities and 193 highway and bridge projects in Greater Minnesota. An additional 57 projects statewide focused on improving safety at railroad crossings, repairing seawalls and docks, improving  runways and terminals at regional airports, and improving transit centers.


“We started this season with more than 300 projects on the schedule,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “Many of the projects are now complete. The work is providing safer, smoother roadways and is maintaining the transportation network that is so vital to our state’s economy and quality of life.”



Projects in the Twin Cities include:









Projects in northern and central Minnesota include:







Projects in southern Minnesota include:





For a complete list of 2013 projects and their status, see; and for studies and plans for possible future projects, visit

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