Governor Pawlenty Announces 60 Minn. Highway Projects

Sun March 08, 2009 - Midwest Edition

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced 60 transportation projects in greater Minnesota that will get funding from the federal stimulus package.

Pawlenty said Feb. 25 that $180 million will go toward the projects, which are expected to create about 5,000 jobs.

The projects in greater Minnesota include rehabilitation of Interstate 94 near Monticello, repaving Highway 75 north of Ortonville, and asphalt and concrete replacement work on parts of Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota.

Projects for the Twin Cities area will be announced in March.

Pawlenty and Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel are announcing the greater Minnesota projects in Rochester, Mankato, Duluth and St. Paul.