WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than $500 million in federal stimulus money has been obligated to highway projects across Minnesota in the year since the stimulus law took effect, according to a figures released by the Department of Transportation and Vice President Joe Biden.
A total of 204 Minnesota projects have been funded, 147 of which are underway. Nationally, more than $26 billion has been committed to highway projects under the stimulus.
“Construction projects across the country are already creating jobs and upgrading our nation’s infrastructure, but we’re just getting started,” Biden said in a statement. “Because these projects were funded on-time and, in many cases, under-budget, we’re going to be able to put even more people to work improving our highways just as the spring construction season kicks into high-gear.”