State officials will announce soon the full list of Twin Cities road and bridge projects seeking federal stimulus funding.
The seven projects advanced by the Met Council are:
Gov. Pawlenty announced 60 road and bridge projects funded in whole or in part with stimulus dollars for outstate Minnesota this week. MnDOT split the $360 million in federal money available for transportation infrastructure evenly between the two regions, according to the governor. Overall, the federal government will send the state government $4.1 billion in stimulus money.
Federal and state officials say the stimulus funded road and bridge projects in Minnesota could save or create more than 12,000 jobs.