March 3, 2009
Some Economic Loose Ends. (Not That We Need More.)
Minnesota is, so far, running behind the pack in the race for “Most Foreclosed”.
Do you have a home for sale? Consider yourself fortunate if your listing is not in the City of Detroit.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a.k.a. the Stimulus Bill, will immediately fund numerous transportation projects in Greater (rural) Minnesota. Use these links to view a map and a list of those “shovel-ready” projects.
About 30% of these stimulus funds will be managed as local projects. Lake Vermilion residents will be happy to know that Highway 77 (the old section, I assume) is slated for resurfacing and new shoulders at a cost of $800,000.
The west end equivalent of Highway 77 is Highway 24. It is also a roadway that screams for an upgrade. I would guess it missed the list because it was not in a “shovel-ready” position.
See the local project list here.
FYI, the Twin Cities metro projects will be announced later in the month.