A top priority for the House over the past two years was to increase safety and reduce traffic congestion by fixing the roads and bridges Minnesotans use every day. The Legislature invested a historic level of existing funds into our transportation infrastructure without increasing the gas tax.
- A more than $300 million influx of funding for roads over two years, with an additional $16 million for small cities’ road projects.
- 97 bridges will be repaired or replaced statewide as a result of $25 million in funds for a new local bridge account.
The Legislature built off 2017’s historic transportation investment by passing $57 million in funding for roads and bridges this year, with a majority of that dedicated to small cities assistance, township road aid, and local bridge replacement.
Furthermore, the Capital Investment package sent to the governor includes $519 million for long-term transportation needs.