$3 Million Awarded for Construction on Highway 23 in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

$3 Million Awarded for Construction on Highway 23 in Duluth

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Department of Transportation has awarded over $3 million to help improve MN Highway 23 in Duluth.

This grant is part of the Corridor Investment Management Strategy which recently awarded 10 projects across Minnesota a total of $30 million.

”These grants will help preserve our high quality of life and leave a legacy of a more competitive economy and healthier environment for generations to come,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charles Zelle.

The MN Highway 23 project will widen and reconstruct sidewalks, improve connections to the Munger Trail, improve pedestrian crossings, relocate and realign signals, bus pullouts, multimodal nodes, access management, and streetscaping improvements.

Transportation officials say this project will improve safety and accessibility, reduce negative environmental impacts, support biking, walking, transit and tourism, and improve connectivity to Spirit Mountain, the Duluth Zoo and the St. Louis River.

Construction is expected to begin in 2015.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns