Mayor Hodges: “Governor Dayton’s Jobs Bill a strong recognition of the significance of major bridges”
April 7, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges released the following statement about Governor Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal:
“Governor Dayton’s proposed Jobs Bill is a strong recognition of the significance of major bridges as part of our state’s transportation infrastructure. His inclusion of the City’s full bonding request for the 10th Avenue Bridge demonstrates the need for state support of these regional assets which serve the transit needs of residents, visitors and business. The 10th Avenue Bridge is the City’s top bonding priority – it serves as a vital connection over the river between downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota for the thousands of people who use it each day.
“The $42.5 million preservation and rehabilitation of this bridge is an important project for Minneapolis and our entire region. We thank the Governor for including the 10th Avenue Bridge in this proposal and look forward to working with the state legislature on passing this important bill.”
Published Apr 7, 2015