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Standalone Noise Barrier Program (Metro)

How the projects scored in 2020

The construction costs shown on this list represent a very rough estimate based on limited information available at the time selection decisions were made. Actual construction and delivery costs will change over time as projects go from a concept through the project development process and are eventually constructed. View more detailed scores (Excel).

Last updated March 2020

Score City Hwy Description  Meets cost effectiveness threshold  Estimated cost  Year 
100 Richfield 62 Build approximately 2,138 ft noise wall on the eastbound side from Washburn ave S East of Russel Ave south.  Yes $1,900,000 2025
56 Inver Grove Heights 52 Build approximately 2,389 ft noise wall on the southbound side ot South Mendota Road East and 49th St East. Yes $1,700,000 Not Selected 
48 Plymouth 169 Build approximately 3425 ft noisewall on the southbound side of 17th Ave north and Medecine Lake Road Yes $2,500,000 Not Selected 
41 Eagan 35E Build approximately 1084 ft noisewall on the northbound side of north Englert Road and north Pond View Road Yes $800,000 Not Selected 
17 Inver Grove Heights 52 Build approximately 1059 ft noisewall on the northbound side from 70th St East to 75th St East.  No $1,100,000 Not Selected 

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