During the last hour of the 2018 Legislative Session, Governor Dayton signed a $825 million public works construction bonding bill. Included in this bill was nearly $500 million for roads and bridges.
The Brockton Interchange, one of the Coalition’s priority projects, was included in the bonding bill and will receive $13,500,000 for construction. The completion of this interchange will address a six-mile interchange gap between Maple Grove and Rogers. The funding will allow for the construction of a full access point and add an additional auxiliary lane (east and westbound). The current stretch of freeway is one of the longest in the metro that does not have an exit. This project will help to alleviating traffic while improving freight logistics, safety, and mobility along the corridor.
“We have worked very hard over the past few years to receive this crucial funding to make necessary improvements to the Brockton Interchange. We are very excited that this project was recognized and included in the bonding bill,” said Tim McNeil, Mayor of the City of Dayton. “This is a project that will benefit commuters, residents, freight travel, and the rest of the corridor.”
Construction details are still being finalized.