Transportation & Infrastructure
After decades of neglect and a decade of studies, we have finally seen a ray of hope with the completion of the Armstrong Interchange on Highway 10. Even though it was not the deadliest intersection on the Highway 10 corridor, this is a vital interchange due to the Our fire department being located on the north side of the BNSF train tracks. Due to MNDot's limited funds, we will likely not see the recommended freeway built for this area for at least another 20 years. Because of this we will spend approximately half of the value of a full freeway project just to get a road that is planned to last only 20 years. This is not acceptable to me or others in Ramsey.
We all need to work at making sure we can obtain full funding for the Highway 10 corridor now so that its done right the first time. We should not have to sit through years of traffic jams and road construction for them to have to come back and redo the work. These delays don't just cost us more in fuel and business growth, they also have a negative impact on our environment and the air we breath.