Governor Mark Dayton has signed Chapter 14, HF 837, to authorize $105 million in transportation investments funded by the federal FAST Act. This funding will complete more than 28 highway, road, and bridge projects in more than a dozen communities across Minnesota. The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support in the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate.
“I am pleased that the legislature has authorized this funding, which is ready to put people to work to improve our road and bridge infrastructure across our state,” said Governor Dayton.
Governor Dayton first called for this funding to be authorized in October of last year, but the legislature did not take action at that time. Last month, Governor Dayton again urged the legislature to pass this authorization, to allow Minnesota communities to access federal funding for transportation projects in time for the coming construction season.
Under the federal funding authorized by Governor Dayton today, $105 million will support needed highway, road, and bridge projects in communities across Minnesota. Click here to see the projects receiving federal funding thanks to this authorization.