Senator Says the Substantial Investment in Crucial Infrastructure Projects Will Boost Jobs and Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. [11/19/21]—U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) announced three multimillion dollar Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants that will fund critical transportation projects across the state. This funding is from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The RAISE grants will help fund safety and accessibility improvements along East 7th Street and Arcade Street in St. Paul, the U.S. Highway 169 and Highway 282 Interchange, and a Rondo Streets improvement study in St. Paul.

“In order to build an economy that works for everyone, we must invest in crucial infrastructure,” said Sen. Smith. “I’m thrilled to announce this significant federal investment in Minnesota’s infrastructure that will improve safety and accessibility in St. Paul, and increase the efficiency of freight shipments along Highway 169. I'll continue to fight for federal dollars that back Minnesota priorities.”

“MnDOT is grateful to USDOT for recognizing the importance of funding these crucial safety improvement projects,” said MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. “Building a safer and more equitable transportation system that best serves all Minnesotans will require these types of partnerships across all levels of government – local, state and federal. We deeply appreciate the advocacy of our Congressional delegation and look forward to continued collaboration on funding to improve our infrastructure statewide.”