Mankato awarded $9.8M federal grant to fix stretch of highway that often gets flooded

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  • Updated: July 8, 2013 - 5:32 PM

MANKATO, Minn. — The federal Economic Development Agency has awarded $9.8 million to the city of Mankato to fix a stretch of highway that gets flooded.

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beefaultJul. 8, 13 9:58 AM

$9.8 Million to raise a short stretch of road that has been flooded a handful of times over the past 30-years. It's FREE Money right? And you wonder why we have such a huge Federal Deficit?

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timandtiaJul. 8, 1310:25 AM

And I wonder how long these jobs are for? I bet they only cover the building of the road, but not jobs that are long-term. How about this, why don't you send me the money and I will take care of it.

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honeybooJul. 8, 1311:06 AM

Let me guess: The Tim Walz Memorial Highway

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bigjimmy007Jul. 8, 1312:39 PM

Highway 169 is the only major road (four lanes) that runs from the Twin Cities through St. Peter, Mankato and points southward. It's not about fixing a stretch of road that only serves a few people, but rather a necessary part of interstate and intrastate commerce. Constantly detouring heavy traffic over roads to the west that are not made for that kind of traffic will cost more in the long run as more miles of more roads will have to be rebuilt sooner than their typical life expectancy at greater cost to the taxpayers. This is a logical project, one that should have been done years ago.

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