Bridge will lift Hwy. 101 drivers above Minnesota River flood plain

  • Article by: David Peterson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2013 - 8:27 AM

A south-metro icon — the high-water mark from the 1965 floods — is about to grow less fearsome as the roadway rises.

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jackpinesavApr. 17, 13 9:09 AM

Attendees should watch the Scott Co legislative delegation smile and take credit, despite fighting highway funding projects for years. Minnesota finally has lawmakers funding roads and putting people to work building them.

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justmeagainApr. 18, 13 9:19 AM

It's not a done deal yet, they will still argue about it. Stupid to put in a roundabout and take the Y intersection out.

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mattaudioApr. 18, 1312:21 PM

Are the current bridges in need of replacement? According to the MSP Bridges site, the backchannel bridge is a simple steel girder bridge built in the early 80s (the main channel bridge at Shakopee was built in the 90s) so replacement is likely not due. This seems like a total waste of money since the marginal utility will only be when the existing crossing is closed. And according to the article, that's been a combined 112 days in the past 48 years. So this project is to fix a problem that everyone knows about and which has only been an issue 0.64% of the past five decades. Waste of money.

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