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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Hwy. 10 Third Lane Proposal Could Get Federal Boost

City, county and state officials gathered late Tuesday afternoon to show off what's become a bottle neck for traffic in the north metro. 

This stretch of Highway 10 carries 90,000 vehicles a day. The proposed solution to the congestion is adding a third lane to Highway 10 in both directions from Hanson Boulevard to Round Lake Boulevard. But funding has been a roadblock at least up until now.

"We are proud in my office to have submitted a community funding project request for $25 million, we are going to push as hard as we can to try and get that investment here because this is where it's needed," said Representative Tom Emmer of the Sixth Congressional District.

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer is trying to get the funding included in the federal budget. If approved, construction could begin in 2024.

"Because it's not about Democrats or Republicans, this is about Minnesotans, their safety, moving people and product the most efficient, safe way possible," Emmer concluded.

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