Last Call for Comments on 2019 Transportation Projects

Posted by admin | Published on July 7th, 2015
Last Call for Comments on 2019 Transportation Projects Almost $10 million of federal funding is being programmed for Duluth area transportation projects in 2019, and you have the opportunity to review and comment. The programmed projects include: Bridge preservation on the Blatnik bridge and the Mesaba Avenue bridge over Superior Street in downtown Duluth; Mill and overlay of Highway 39 in Gary/New Duluth; Resurfacing of Maple Grove Road (from Midway Road to Westberg Road) in Hermantown; Pavement reclamation and storm sewer repairs on E 8th St/E 9th St in Duluth’s East hillside; and Duluth Transit Authority operations (approx. $2 million in FTA funding programmed for continued public transit operations. Additional [Read More]
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How federal transportation dollars will be spent in Duluth…4 years from now

Posted by Robert Herling | Published on March 5th, 2015
How federal transportation dollars will be spent in Duluth…4 years from now Although it fluctuates from year to year, about $8 million – on average– of federal transportation assistance comes in to the Duluth area.  Of that amount, approximately $6 million is allocated for MnDOT projects, and $2 million goes to county and city projects. Each year several new transportation improvement projects are proposed by these jurisdictions, for four years in advance.  This allows the time needed to do the planning and engineering work before they can be implemented. This year, five projects are being proposed to utilize the $8 million in federal funding estimated to be available in year 2019.  These projects and their estimated [Read More]
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Proposed Revisions to the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan

Posted by Rondi Watson | Published on December 15th, 2014
Proposed Revisions to the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan We are interested to know your thoughts about the changes we are proposing to our Public Involvement Plan. The MIC’s Public Involvement Plan (PIP) spells out our process for obtaining public input as an integral part of the transportation planning process.  Recently we put these procedures to the test, during the development of our Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  We noted several edits, deletions and additions to be incorporated into the 2013 PIP document as approved revisions. The proposed revisions are:    1. Delete all references to air quality consultations   Why is this being proposed? As of late 2014, Duluth [Read More]
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What will our Transportation System Look Like in 2040?

Posted by Rondi Watson | Published on September 1st, 2014
What will our Transportation System Look Like in 2040? Updating the 25-year Vision for Transportation in the Twin Ports         You are invited to attend one of the four public meetings on Connections 2040 – the Twin Ports Long Range Transportation Plan.   The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to provide policy guidance, goals and strategies for jurisdictions within the greater metropolitan area of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin.  It covers a twenty-five year planning horizon and is updated every four years. The over-arching purpose of the LRTP is to provide a planning foundation for [Read More]
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New Federally Funded Projects for 2018

Posted by Rondi Watson | Published on June 28th, 2014
New Federally Funded Projects for 2018 An average of $86 million in federal transportation dollars is spent on transportation projects throughout the northeast region of Minnesota.  How that money is allocated These funds are allocated according to a federal formula and managed by the state.  Most of this money (about $78 million) goes to MnDOT and is used to maintain the freeways, state highways and bridges in the region.  Approximately $5 million goes towards county highways, local streets, and transit in the,the MIC area.  A small allocation is also made for non-roadway projects, such as paved trails, through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Separate processes [Read More]
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