MnDOT announces recipients for Local Road Improvement Program

MnDOT announces recipients for Local Road Improvement Program

June 18, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/18/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that 75 statewide road projects will benefit from $75 million in Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) funding to help improve or build roads in Minnesota cities, towns, and counties.

The Minnesota Legislature appropriated an additional $110 million to specific projects including Aitkin County receiving $1 million for work on CSAH 11 (Tame Fish Lake Road) and the City of Nisswa awarded $914,000 for work on Nokomis Avenue.

The LRIP provides funding for capital construction costs only; it does not pay for engineering, right of way, or other non-construction related costs. MnDOT’s State Aid Office administers the program with guidance from the LRIP Advisory Committee. The agency also received 425 applications with $344 million in funding requests, with specific criteria including regional significance of the route and effectiveness of the project eliminating transportation system deficiencies, to determine funding recipients. 

The list of selected projects and a state map of project locations can be found with this story.