MnDOT Program Wins International Award

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MnDOT Program Wins International Award

October 23, 2012 Updated Oct 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation has won an award for its Better Roads for a Better Minnesota infrastructure improvement program from the International Road Federation.

MnDOT will receive the award in January of 2013 at the Annual IRF Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

The Better Minnesota is a four year program that MnDOT says will:

-Improve more than 700 miles of roads
- Upgrade transit in the Twin Cities area, including MnPASS expansion and shoulder hardening for transit
- Increase safety and ADA accessibility while improving infrastructure such as drainage facilities
- Provide jobs for Minnesotans

The program was started in 2011.

The award is part of the IRF's annual Global Roads Achievement Awards program.

Better Roads won in the Project Finance and Economics category.

For more informatino about the program, click here.

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