Governor Dayton Wants To Spend 300M On Highway Projects

(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton is eyeing ten state highway projects at a cost of 300-million dollars to ease congestion. The governor plans to use money from special borrowing approved by lawmakers last session and conceded to reporters that raising taxes to pay for roads will be a tough sell. The most expensive project at over 100-million-dollars is the construction of a new connection on Highway 610 from Highway 81 and Interstate 94. Two projects will be in the Twin Cities, with the other eight scattered throughout the rest of the state.