MN Lt. Governor Visits Site of Moorhead Underpass Project

Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith was in the Valley to promote a railway underpass project in Moorhead.

The proposed $42 million project would be the largest piece of Governor Dayton’s 2016 Jobs Bill.

The intersection of Main Avenue and 21st Street in Moorhead is notorious for causing many regular delays and a persistent safety hazard.

“Everyday families and students and businesses and first–responders are wasting time, and, maybe even more important, risking their safety to get across this train crossing,” said Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith.

Five active rail lines run through the city, which carry an average of 85 trains per day.

Also, due to the layout of the intersection, it is impossible to install crossing gates.

The Jobs Bill would invest $1.4 billion in infrastructure projects statewide

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