Maple Grove Awarded $5M in State Funds for Hwy. 610 Extension
A major road construction project that’s proposed for Maple Grove just received a financial boost from the state.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation awarded Maple Grove $5 million to help fund the next phase of Highway 610 construction.
The money comes from the state’s Transportation Economic Development (TED) program.
City officials in Maple Grove want to connect Highway 610 to eastbound Interstate-94. Right now, the highway only connects to I-94 West.
The city also wants to extend Highway 610 further West so that it connects to County Road 30.
The entire project would cost about $53 million. The state funds provide a helpful boost to making the vision become a reality.
“So those funds together, along with some of the other funding sources that the city has been successful in attaining, is putting the project on track for construction; hopefully in 2023,” said Ken Ashfeld, Maple Grove’s public works director.
Ashfeld says the project is still $20 million short of its goal, but the city is working on other funding sources. City officials say the Highway 610 extension will improve access to a rapidly developing area and support 10,000 new or existing jobs within five years.