Bonding Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk, Includes Millions for Northwest Metro Projects
The Minnesota Senate approved a $1.9 billion bonding bill Thursday. The vote was 64-3. The Senate vote followed approval in the Minnesota House on Wednesday by a vote of 100-34.
The bill includes $4 million to the city of Crystal for a new police station, $5 million to the city of Plymouth to expand the Plymouth Creek Center and $13 million for access improvements to Highway 610 in Maple Grove.
The bill now heads to the governor’s desk to sign into law.
“This bonding bill is a smart investment that will create thousands of good-paying jobs, deliver improvements to local projects throughout Minnesota, and make our state a better place to live,” said Governor Walz in a statement to CCX News. “It’s been a long journey. By finally coming together and working across the aisle, Minnesota proved once again that if Washington won’t lead—we will.”
Northwest Metro Projects in Bonding Bill
The bonding bill includes projects impacting the northwest suburbs. The following is a list of projects by city/government entity impacting the CCX News viewing area:
- Crystal – $4 million to build new police station
- Golden Valley – $6.5 million for Douglas Drive and Highway 55 safety improvements
- Golden Valley – money for flood mitigation. A total of $17 million is distributed to 21 municipalities, including Golden Valley, as well as watershed districts.
- Maple Grove – $3.5 million to expand North Metro Gun Range
- Maple Grove – $13 million for access improvements to Highway 610
- Metro Transit – $55 million in funds for construction of bus rapid transit lines, including the D Line, between Brooklyn Center and Bloomington.
- Plymouth – $5 million for Plymouth Creek Center
- Three Rivers Park District – $5 million for Mississippi Gateway Regional Park improvements in Brooklyn Park
You can see the complete list of projects here.