Highway 14 Partnership says transportation bill is progress, but no solution 13 Jul 17

While significant progress has been made in recent years, the Highway 14 Partnership group says 2 sections of Highway 14 still need to be expanded to four lanes. The partnership believes that the injection of bonding and cash into the Corridors of Commerce program will help, but falls short of an ultimate solution. This year the Partnership helped to secure cash appropriations for the program. The advocacy group also played a central role in re-shaping the language that governs how Corridors of Commerce projects are selected, by supporting language that requires funding to be regionally balanced. According to Partnership members, the expansion of Highway 14 from Rochester to New Ulm is long overdue and the need will only get greater over time. In addition to safety concerns, communities along the corridor fear they’ll miss out on vital economic development.