- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Break out the orange barrels - another road construction season is around the corner in Minnesota.

State Department of Transportation officials Thursday unveiled the projects they’ll tackle this year. The $1.1 billion construction plan includes 308 projects, 74 in the Twin Cities and 194 projects elsewhere around the state.

Projects in the Twin Cities include new MnPASS Express lanes and other improvements on Interstate 35 between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada Road, upgrades to Highway 65 from Fridley to Spring Lake Park and Highway 100 bridge replacements.

Projects in greater Minnesota include reconstructing Highway 29 in downtown Alexandria, installing passing lanes on Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes to Nevis, additional lane construction on Interstate 94 from Highway 101 to Highway 241 and reconstructing Interstate 35 in Owatonna and replacing a bridge.

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