Phillips Helps Secure $60 Million in Federal Investments to Minnesota's I-494 Corridor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips announced that the Interstate 494 Corridor Project, which runs through Eden Prairie, Edina, and Bloomington in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, has been awarded $60 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program.
“I’m on a mission to bring more of our hard-earned tax dollars back to Minnesota,” said Phillips. “This grant will make crucial investments in safety improvements, traffic mitigation, and environmental protection, benefitting thousands of Minnesotans who travel the stretch of highway each day and local businesses who rely on the I-494 thoroughfare to move freight. Many thanks to the team who came together to secure this critical investment for our state.”
In a May 2021 letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Phillips joined a chorus of leaders from the government and private sectors, including Governor Tim Walz, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Reps. Angie Craig and Ilhan Omar, county commissioners, mayors, chambers of commerce, and business leaders from FedEx, Starkey Hearing, and CH Robinson, in advocating for the project’s funding.