Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau has proposed that the state spend less on
highway services and amenities in favor of spending more to build
new roads, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported recently.
the cuts proposed by Molnau, who also heads the Minnesota Department
of Transportation, are:
- Cutting 295 department workers, which the newspaper said would
slow snow removal.
- Closing about
45 rest areas, including all those not on interstates, and four
to six on interstates.
highway shoulders less often.
plan would save $84 million. It was presented last week to the House
Transportation Finance Committee.