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Corridors of Commerce

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Corridors of Commerce

2018 project selection

The following projects were awarded for funding through the 2018 Corridors of Commerce program:

Geographic region Highway Project description Corridors of Commerce
funding amount
Current status
Greater Minnesota I-94 From St. Michael (Hwy 241) to Albertville (County Road 37), add an auxiliary lane. $60,000,000 Project was let on March 20, 2019. Construction from 2019-2021.
Greater Minnesota Hwy 14 Expand Hwy 14 from to lanes to four lanes between Owatonna and Dodge Center, completing a continuous four-lane roadway between I-35 and Rochester. $138,000,000 Project was let on Aug. 21, 2019. Construction from spring 2020 to 2022.
Greater Minnesota Hwy 23 (North Gap) "North" Gap Project - Paynesville to Richmond -- to create a continuous four-lane roadway from Willmar to St. Cloud. $53,000,000 Environmental Assessment Worksheet completed in September 2017. Design progressing for a Fall of 2021 letting. Construction to follow.
Metro Area I-494 From France Avenue to Hwy 77, add portions of MnPASS lanes in both directions and I-494/I-35W turbine interchange. $204,000,000 Preliminary engineering and environmetal reviews ongoing. Planning for a 2022 letting. Construction to follow.
Greater Minnesota Hwy 169 In Elk River, from Hwy 101 to 197th Avenue, convert to a freeway. $158,000,000 Environmental process complete. Spring of 2020, a construction management contractor and final design team was hired. Construction anticipated in 2022.
Greater Minnesota Hwy 23 (South Gap) "South" Gap Project - New London to Paynesville - -to create a continuous four-lane roadway from Willmar to St. Cloud. $41,000,000 Environmental Assessment Worksheet completed in April 2016. Design progressing for a Winter of 2022 letting. Construction to follow.
Metro Area Hwy 252/I-94 Convert to a freeway and add MnPASS lanes from Dowling Avenue to Hwy 610. $119,000,000 Environmental Impact Statement process initiated in 2020. Final Design and R/W are still needed. Planning for a late 2024 letting.