Highway projects listed

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: November 14, 2013 - 7:23 PM

Two of the ten highway projects announced Thursday are in the Twin Cities -- including work on Hwy . 610 between Hwy. 81 and Interstate 94 at a cost of more than $100 million --  with the rest spread across Minnesota.

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morninglorieNov. 14, 13 3:49 PM

"But Dayton Thursday said new sources of funding are needed to maintain the current highway system." As the current source is the taxpayers, what would the new source be please? I would love to have a new source of funding that didn't involve more of my paycheck as this last year has been a real doozie.

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songczarNov. 14, 13 3:55 PM

Does anyone believe this will relieve congestion? It seems like the little work that is done towards relieving congestion creates congestion for a few years that doesn't go away once the work is done. We need to expand our highways, we need an 894, 1094, and 1294 looping the cities, and more lanes. And if we are going to build lrt or commuter trains how about over/along the highways?

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wulffie22Nov. 14, 13 3:55 PM

Here we go again. What could possibly be a different source of funding? It all comes from taxpayers.

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chuzeusNov. 14, 13 4:08 PM

Just raise the state gas tax by 20 cents per gallon. My wife and I use about 1,000 gallons per year so our extra tax would amount to less than $4 per week; big deal. If you don't want to pay for our road system please use a bicycle and quit whining!

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Leone024Nov. 14, 13 4:10 PM

Your smokes just went up to $10 a pack. Is it just me, or is "Highway construction to reduce congestion" and oxymoron?

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mnpls123Nov. 14, 13 4:20 PM

The new source of funding should be the users of the roads. Tolls would be a great start. Want an expanded 610, pay for it. Want more lanes in Maple Grove, pay for it. Leave me out of it as I'm tired of subsidizing the suburban lifestyle.

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garagewineNov. 14, 13 5:09 PM

A 10 cent/gallon increase in the state's gas tax would give you the same amount of money for roads on a recurring basis.

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pp12302Nov. 14, 13 5:10 PM

Only $300M. Good grief we spent more on the Vikings stadium and we don't even own them.

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upnorth85Nov. 14, 13 5:17 PM

I am more than happy to pay a bit more tax if that money goes to improve or add more roads. But if it goes to run more empty buses or trains, I am not interested.

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A440Nov. 14, 13 5:18 PM

Dayton is talkinig about increases in taxes and fees. Who would have expected that?

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