Highway 23 included in new Corridors of Commerce transportation funding
Minnesota Highway 23 from New London to Paynesville is on a list of 13 "Corridors of Commerce" highway projects that are being accelerated with new funding.
Minnesota Highway 23 from New London to Paynesville is on a list of 13 “Corridors of Commerce” highway projects that are being accelerated with new funding.
The announcement of a $70 million state investment in additional road projects was made Tuesday morning by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Twelve of the Corridors of Commerce projects, including Highway 23, are being funded with existing money approved by the Legislature and the governor as part of a 2014 Corridors of Commerce initiative. The thirteenth project, a four-lane expansion of Highway 371 from Nisswa to Jenkins, is the result of cost savings within the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Highway 23 project will receive $800,000 for right-of-way purchases to expand the highway between New London and Paynesville.
Altogether, seven of the projects on the funding list are in Greater Minnesota. Six are in the Twin Cities.
Tuesday’s announcement brings to 27 the number of transportation projects to receive Corridors of Commerce funding since November 2013. The aim is to strengthen the state’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across Minnesota.