On Monday, the state Department of Transportation announced that Redwood Falls and Renville County are among the thirty-six Minnesota cities, counties and townships who will receive funding to improve local roads in the coming months.
The city of Redwood Falls will receive $1 million toward the courthouse square reconstruction. The project, to improve the streets and pedestrian walkways around the Redwood County courthouse, has a total estimated cost of $1,438,700.
Renville County will receive $750,000 to help fund reconstructing five miles of County State Aid Highway 4, upgrading it to a ten-ton road. That project’s estimated total cost is $2,235,100.
Projects in southwest and west central counties/cities will receive a total of $5,940,000 funding. Projects range from roundabouts, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps, widening and repaving of roadways, adding traffic signals and replacing culverts.
MnDOT received more than 200 applications totaling more than $584 million. Selection was based on geographical distribution, safety, regional significance, local agency support, construction readiness, impact and availability of other funding sources.