First 11 stimulus road projects annou...

First 11 stimulus road projects announced in Minnesota

There are 47 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 13, 2009, titled First 11 stimulus road projects announced in Minnesota. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is announcing low bidders for the first 11 road and bridge projects paid for by federal stimulus money.

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Since: Jul 08

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#1 Mar 13, 2009
They need to fix the exchange between Snelling and 694. That is one of the worst exchanges in the state.

JTY

Since: Sep 08

Olathe, KS

#2 Mar 13, 2009
This winter was brutal on the roads. Lexington and Larpenter are almost undrivable in places.
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 13, 2009
I wonder how much too much we will pay for these under the guise of 'creating' 1000 jobs. In the fall (if even that long), most of those jobs will be gone, and the people back on the State bankroll.
Stanley

Minnetonka, MN

#4 Mar 13, 2009
Just about everywhere in this area, the roads are horrible. Let's get the projects rolling and put people back to work. Too bad the state gave refunds back when there was a surplus. That was the time to spend on our infrastructure.

“SAY WHAT ???????????????”

Since: Mar 09

BULLRUSH

#5 Mar 13, 2009
big deal
Taz

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 13, 2009
Hey I got an idea why don't we finish what the state is already working on first then start a new one. I forgot the DFL is in charge so yes there goes all of the money, start new but never finish and so they can have an excuse to raise more taxes on us here in minnesota and make more cuts in our schools.so repair whats there first then start and FINISH a new project it will still creat job also
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 13, 2009
Incredible wrote:
I wonder how much too much we will pay for these under the guise of 'creating' 1000 jobs. In the fall (if even that long), most of those jobs will be gone, and the people back on the State bankroll.
I'm sure people on the 35W bridge thought the same thing. What a waste...spending on infrastructure.

Since: Oct 08

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#8 Mar 13, 2009
tjwillie wrote:
They need to fix the exchange between Snelling and 694. That is one of the worst exchanges in the state.
I am assuming you mean trying to get across to Hwy.10 going West?
You are right, at rush hour, this is an accident waiting to happen
what the

Shakopee, MN

#9 Mar 13, 2009
So where is the list? And if PP doesn't have the lsit how do they know at least one of the projects that is on the list? What crappy reporting!
John Dough

Cook, MN

#10 Mar 13, 2009
Publis transportation is where the money should go. Trains, buses and so on. I see way too many vehicles with only one or two people in them.
Worker

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Mar 13, 2009
Taz wrote:
Hey I got an idea why don't we finish what the state is already working on first then start a new one. I forgot the DFL is in charge so yes there goes all of the money, start new but never finish and so they can have an excuse to raise more taxes on us here in minnesota and make more cuts in our schools.so repair whats there first then start and FINISH a new project it will still creat job also
Hey jerk did your mom have a human babies ???
Better than this

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 13, 2009
Sure hope so.
31 Jobs Equals $76 Million?
D.C. Auditor Deborah K. Nichols is recommending that the city end the Certified Capital Companies program, which is run by the District Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, after concluding that it created just 31 jobs after $76 million in expenditures.
The program was created in 2004 to "stimulate the growth of small and start-up businesses in the District of Columbia," according to a report by Nichols. Increased income tax revenues generated by salaries from the newly created jobs were supposed to offset the insurance premium taxes used to fund the progam. With 31 jobs created, that repayment was a failure, according to the report.
Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) said she plans to take immediate action after an oversight hearing of DISB today.
"As Chairman of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs the committee that has oversight of DISB, I will hold this agency accountable for this colossal waste of taxpayer funds," she said in a statement.
BillB St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 13, 2009
I suggest all vehicle passage ways get renamed
" Pot Hole Parkway"...There is not a shortage of work on the roads since they have been neglected for so long. The GOP has been running this way too long.
The state houses can pass bills but need the GOP gov to sign the bill to become a law. Now with some ear marks much will get done.
Fishing_guy

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 13, 2009
what the wrote:
So where is the list? And if PP doesn't have the lsit how do they know at least one of the projects that is on the list? What crappy reporting!
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/federalrecovery/li...

I'm not sure $46,000 for sign replacement is worth it. That sounds like something that SHOULD have been done on a routine basis...

While it's not much, it is the type of program that when added together gets to be real $$$.

But I guess it is good for 3M.
palin quayle 2012

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Mar 13, 2009
Guess which state is getting the highest per capital funds and we are number 3 in total amount of earmarks. Yes, beautiful Alaska.

What do you call a pitbull with lipstick. Pork.
LGA Larry

Monroe, LA

#16 Mar 13, 2009
Louisiana is the only state to see a DROP in unemployment

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnnm/090311/031109_state...



Only Louisiana's jobless rate decreased. It fell to 5.1%, 0.4 percentage point lower than the previous month.

Read more at biz.yahoo.com ...

Jindal's fault!

Since: Jul 08

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#17 Mar 13, 2009
Niether of the Above wrote:
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I am assuming you mean trying to get across to Hwy.10 going West?
You are right, at rush hour, this is an accident waiting to happen
That's the one. Plus they run 694 down to one lane at that point and it backs up for miles if you are coming from either direction.
ONLY IN MYAMERICA

Benson, NC

#18 Mar 13, 2009
So Ears has fooled some of you--- has he....
Gndydncr

Fargo, ND

#19 Mar 13, 2009
John Dough wrote:
Publis transportation is where the money should go. Trains, buses and so on. I see way too many vehicles with only one or two people in them.
Close your eyes.

Since: Oct 08

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#20 Mar 13, 2009
tjwillie wrote:
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That's the one. Plus they run 694 down to one lane at that point and it backs up for miles if you are coming from either direction.
Those drunken Irishman who laid out ST. Paul must have been handling the Interstate system as well.
How about the NO MERGE LANE to east bound on 694 off of 35W southbound, OMG talk about a cluster.
Us northern burbs got hammered when it came to freeway design.

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