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Winona Port Authority gets $487,500 MnDOT grant

November 19, 2018

WINONA — The Minnesota Department of Transportation distributed slightly less than $5.3 million through the Port Development Assistance Program to aid three Minnesota ports.

While more than $2 million each was given to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and the St. Paul Port Authority, the Winona Port Authority will receive $487,500 to rehabilitate an old dock facility by installing new sheet piling.

“Improving ports and waterways in Minnesota benefits the economy and enhances the safe movement of cargo and passengers,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “Projects selected under this competitive program best demonstrated local government’s willingness to invest in the transportation system and the private sector partners’ commitment to job creation.”

The funding helps leverage local and private funding for a total construction program of $8.3 million at the three ports, according to MnDOT.

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