Special 2020 Greater Minnesota COVID-19 Response Solicitation
The Minnesota Department of Transportation selected four state highway projects in Greater Minnesota that will help support growing industry and businesses, leverage private funding and improve the transportation system for all users. The four projects will receive a total of $1.85 million from the TED Program.
The following infrastructure projects were selected for 2020:
- IRRRB-Virginia ($315,000) – Reconstruct left and right turn lanes from Highway 53 to P and H Road to accommodate oversize mining equipment accessing the Komatsu site. This project will create 25 new jobs. Total cost of the project is $692,000.
- City of Annandale ($400,000) – Construct two roundabouts on Highway 24 to serve a health care facility, future commercial development and a school. Project will create 14 new jobs. Total cost of the project is $1,425,000.
- Crow Wing County ($729,050) – Construct a roundabout on Highway 210 to access a new commercial development in Crosby. The development anticipates that 15 new jobs will be created. Total cost of the project is $1,341,500.
- Nicollet County ($409,950) – Construct two interchanges on Highway 14 between Mankato and New Ulm. The interchanges are part of a larger project to convert Highway 14 to four lanes for commerce and safety purposes. Total construction cost for the two interchanges is approximately $15 million.
How the projects scored
MnDOT received interest from 15 applicants during the Special 2020 TED Solicitation. Four projects were either determined ineligible or were withdrawn from consideration by the applicants. The remaining eleven projects were scored using a 100-point scale. See Project Selection Scoring Criteria below to learn more about how MnDOT evaluates and selects projects.
Greater Minnesota applications and scoring
|Score||Applicant||Project name||Amount requested||Amount awarded||Selection note|
|73||Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board||Highway 53-P&H Road intersection improvements in Virginia||$315,000||$315,000|
|67||City of Annandale||Highway 24 at Annandale Elementary School Access and Hemlock Street||$400,000||$400,000|
|64||Crow Wing County||Highway 210 Urban Compact Roundabout in Crosby||$729,050||$729,050|
|64||Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board||Highway 53 Odd Log Site Access Project in Britt||$49,000||$0||Additional stakeholder coordination needed to resolve highway access issue|
|59||Nicollet County||Highway New Ulm to Nicollet 4-Lane Expansion Interchanges at County Roads 37 and 12/24||$1,850,000||$405,950|
|57||City of Royalton||Highway 10 Reduced Conflict Intersection Project West Access Road||$900,000||$0|
|51||City of Eyota||Highway 42 Turn Lanes||$664,900||$0|
|48||Sibley County||Highway 19 / County Highway 21 Realignment||$1,500,000||$0|
|46||Rice County||Highway 19 / I-35 Safety and Mobility Improvements||$700,000||$0|
|41||Lake of the Woods County||Highway 11 Turn and Bypass Lane in Williams||$400,000||$0|
|39||Bois de Sioux Watershed District||Lake Traverse Water Quality Improvement Project||$300,000||$0|