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Jul 2, 2015

MnDOT still paying for 2011 shutdown

Costs of the July 2011 shutdown may go higher still, as MnDOT is still negotiating with an handful of contractors.

Jun 10, 2015

Four-year Lafayette Bridge project nearly finished

After more than four years of construction, the $130.4 million project is on track for completion this fall.

Jun 3, 2015

Legislative delay creates challenges for Highway 53 project

The Legislature’s failure to pony up funding has added another layer of drama for the planners of the $220 million Highway 53 relocation project in Minnesota mining country.

Jun 3, 2015

Rochester sets diversity mandates for public projects

Some say goal for women and minority contractors working on Destination Medical Center projects should be higher.

May 27, 2015

Rochester begins tackling diversity in downtown build-out

The city has set a 4 percent target for women and minority contractors working on state-backed projects, including public infrastructure upgrades tied to the Destination Medical Center.

May 27, 2015

Highway 14 expansion set to begin

Project supporters say the lack of a comprehensive transportation deal is slowing progress on additional fixes in the corridor.

May 12, 2015

Road bills could give private sector bigger role

Language in both the House and Senate bills would expand the role of the private sector in transportation projects through a “public-private partnership” pilot program.

Apr 24, 2015

Lawmakers approach fork in the road

The House and Senate advance two widely diverging transportation spending plans.

Apr 22, 2015

Scott County board delays sales tax decision

The county board was set to consider a half-cent sales tax and a $20 excise tax on motor vehicle sales within the county to raise $6 million annually for projects.

Apr 3, 2015

MnDOT details 2015 construction plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation intends to spend $1 billion on roads and bridges in the upcoming construction season.

Mar 27, 2015

GOP budget squeezes economic development

House Republicans sketched out total spending for “jobs and economic development” at $330 million, $102 million less than the corresponding amount in the current budget.

Mar 25, 2015

Flood repairs set for Hwy. 210 in Jay Cooke State Park

MnDOT is getting closer to starting a project that will stabilize slopes and reopen the 2-mile road segment of the highway nearly three years after a devastating spring storm.

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