Commissioners approve resolution using federal funds to replace county bridges

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Monday, during their meeting at the Government Center, unanimously passed a resolution on federal funds secured by the county to go towards a pair of Mower County bridges that need replacement.

Because of a quick response, the county was able to secure $2.1 million that had not been allocated by the State of Minnesota for other projects. Another $700,000 in Aid Funds will be used to complete the two projects located on County Road 7 in Sargeant and Dexter townships.

According to Public Works Director Michael Hanson, work will likely begin on the two bridges around October of 2025 and go through the winter.

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The total construction price of the two bridges is estimated to be around $2.8 million.

Both bridges are obsolete and in need of replacement.