Northwest Suburbs To See Millions in New State Infrastructure Spending
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law on Thursday a $2.6 billion infrastructure bill, the largest of its kind in state history.
The bill will bring tens of millions of dollars in state spending to projects across the northwest suburbs.
“This infrastructure bill is about making life safer and easier for Minnesotans and delivering on the most basic things that government should provide – reliable roads, clean drinking water, and sound infrastructure to support safe, healthy communities,” said Walz. “This is how we put a down payment on the future of our state.”
The Crystal Cove Aquatic Center will receive $2.6 million from the bill. According to Recreation Director John Elholm, it will help pay for repairs to the deep end of the swimming pool, which he said continues to leak.
Other Twin Cities Northwest Suburbs Included in Infrastructure Bill
- Brooklyn Park will get $5 million for its Community Activity Center and a little more than $1 million to possibly help fund reconstruction of Central Fire Station, a project city leaders earlier this year said would cost nearly $30 million total.
- Brooklyn Center will get more than $5 million for its Health, Culture and Recreation Facility, which is a revamp of the city’s community center.
- Golden Valley will receive more than $3 million for its fire department.
- Maple Grove will get $6 million toward its renovation of the community center.
- Osseo will get $1.6 million to put toward lift stations in its city water system.
- Plymouth will get close to $7 million to go toward the ongoing reconstruction of the intersection of County Highway 47 and Chankahda Trail.