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Minnesota to get $302 million for bridge repair over the next 5 years

State officials announced it today during a transportation live stream.

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Officials say the repairs will keep the state connected - and ensure goods and services can get to wherever they need to go.
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MINNESOTA — Officials say the state is receiving $60 million for bridge repair and replacement this year.

The money will go to Minnesota as a result of the nationwide infrastructure bill passed in the senate last year.

As of now, officials say there are an estimated 660 bridges in need of fixing across the state.

Those won't be fixed in this year alone, as they say they will get an additional $60 million each of the next four years. And it won't just help with state-owned bridges.

"Federal funds also can be used for 100% of the cost of repairing and rehabilitating local or tribaly owned bridges (...) That will really help local governments who are often stretched for their dollars," said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Commissioner for the Minnesota DOT.


Officials say the repairs will keep the state connected, and ensure goods and services can get to wherever they need to go.

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