COALITION
 

VISION:  A 4-LANE CONNECTED HIGHWAY THROUGHOUT THE HIGHWAY 23 CORRIDOR.

 

LOOKING TO OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE

REGION

  • The Highway 23 Coalition has expanded its coverage to 14 cities and 11 counties and now reaches from I-90 in Southwest MN to I-35 in Northeast MN.

  • The Highway 23 Coalition is a public-private partnership with around 100 members, including businesses, government and organizations.

  • Through the Coalition’s efforts during the 2018 legislative session, $105 million in Corridors of Commerce funding has been approved to complete both 4-lane gaps between Willmar and I-94.  The Coalition is appreciative of this funding, however, it recognizes there are other critical needs to address along Highway 23.

GROWTH

  • Highway 23 goes through the heart of St. Cloud, connecting the city’s main commercial corridor with the regional centers of Willmar and Marshall.

  • The eleven member counties of the Coalition, with a combined population of around 350,000, understand that adequate transportation infrastructure is important for public safety, mobility, and economic growth.

  • Accessibility is key to attract and retain manufacturing and other high-paying jobs, businesses, and skilled workers.

INDUSTRY

  • Logistics and warehousing businesses with just-in-time inventory models require four-lane accessibility.employees will directly benefit. 

  • Safe, reliable transportation is crucial for our key industry sectors and the traveling public.

  • Agriculture, important to small towns and rural areas in Greater Minnesota, requires safe and adequate highways for transport of commodities and livestock.

PROJECT MAP

 

ANNUAL AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC (AADT)

 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Bob Byrnes

Highway 23 Coordinator


mnhighway23@outlook.com


Tel: 507-828-2125

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