2015 Road Construction Season Wraps Up
2015 road construction season wraps up
Those traffic headaches you may have experienced this summer are now paying off as many of our 290 construction projects around the state wrap up for the season.
“It was a busy, but successful, year for construction around the state. While no one likes the inconvenience that sometimes comes with repairing our roads and bridges, motorists now have safer, smoother roads to drive on,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle.
“However, while we made progress this summer, Minnesota’s aging, under-funded transportation system is in serious need of additional, significant investments. We look to the Legislature in 2016 to enact a long-term funding solution for transportation to keep our system safe and economically competitive,” he said.
Among the projects worked on this summer are several funded through the $330 million Corridors of Commerce program. They are part of a special multi-year effort funding projects that improve roadways with significant freight and commercial use and that would otherwise be delayed for years if they were included in Minnesota’s regular road construction program.
For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.
Thanks for your patience this construction season!