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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 Hwy 14 Expand Highway 14 from to lanes to four lanes between Owatonna and Dodge Center, completing a continuous four-lane roadway between I35 and Rochester. $160,000,000 Project is let. Construction starts summer 2020.
Greater Minnesota Hwy 23 Complete to gaps to create a continuous four-lane roadway from Willmar to St. Cloud. $105,000,000 TBD
Metro Area Hwy 252/I-94 Convert to a freeway and add MnPASS lanes Dowling to TH 610. $163,000,000 Under preliminary engineering and environmental review. Anticipated contract for summer 2024.
Greater Minnesota Hwy 169 In Elk River, from TH 101 to 197th Avenue, convert to a freeway. $157,000,000 Under preliminary engineering and environmental review. Anticipated contract in 2023.
Greater Minnesota I-94 From St. Michael (Trunk Highway 241) to Albertville (County Road 37), add an auxiliary lane. $56,000,000 Project is let and under construction.
Metro Area I-494 From France Avenue to Trunk Highway 77 eastbound and from Trunk Highway 77 to I-35W westbound, add MnPASS lanes in both directions. $134,000,000 Under preliminary engineering and environmental review. Anticipated contract for summer 2024.
Metro Area I-494/I-35W Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to westbound directional ramp. $70,000,000 Under preliminary engineering and environmental review. Anticipated contract for summer 2024.

Total: $845,000,000

  • 56.6% in Greater Minnesota
  • 43.4% in the Twin Cities Metro area