Van Lynn Road Overpass sees funding.

Van Lynn Road Overpass sees funding.

July 6, 2021 News -- KSDM-KGHS 0

Van Lynn Road, also known as CSAH 24, is among 75 road projects statewide to benefit from $75 million in Local Road Improvement Program funding for roads in Minnesota cities, towns and counties.

The Minnesota Legislature appropriated an additional $110 million to specific projects, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Koochiching County is slated for $3 million for the County State Aid Highway 24 rail grade separation, or overpass, project.

The LRIP provides funding for capital construction costs only; it does not pay for engineering, right of way or other non-construction related costs. MnDOT’s State Aid Office administers the program with guidance from the I-RIP Advisory Committee.

“This funding will go a long way to improving the local transportation system and providing all Minnesotans more reliable and safe roads,” said Marc Briese, State Aid Programs engineer. “These grants give Cities, towns and counties more options to improve and create better roadways.”