Press Release | May 22, 2023
US 169 / TH 282 / CSAH 9 Interchange in Jordan Receives Final Funding from MN Bonding Bill
May 22, 2023, Jordan, MN – The City of Jordan’s and Scott County’s request for $9.1M was fulfilled by the State Legislature this week. Once signed into law, the bill will bring the final piece of funding necessary to build the new interchange at US 169 / TH 282 / CR 9 in Jordan, eliminating the last traffic signal remaining along US 169 between St Peter and Champlin.
“This project will significantly prevent predictable and preventable injuries and fatalities, improve connectivity for tens of thousands of motorists daily between Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities, reduce travel delay and congestion to reduce emissions, as well as provide safe multimodal travel across US 169 for users of all ages and abilities,” said Jordan Mayor Mike Franklin
The project further improves the efficiency of commodity shipments significantly. 50% of Minnesota corn, soybean, and ethanol shipments currently travel on US Highway 169, including grain trucking from Southwest Minnesota to the nearby Ports of Savage.
“Of critical importance to the City of Jordan, effectively all of our criteria for the project have been met or exceeded, including protecting our existing businesses from unnecessary takings, ensuring the most efficient movement of commuter traffic to and from Jordan residents, and maximizing the opportunity for our community to grow along the new interchange” continued Franklin.
The success of this funding is due to the work of many over the past two decades. The City of Jordan sincerely thanks State Representative Ben Bakeberg and State Senator Eric Pratt, and former State Representative Tony Albright for their work ushering this priority through the MN Legislature, a process that took several years to complete. The project has also received past bipartisan support from US Representative Angie Craig, and US Senators Amy Klobuchar, and Tina Smith. The City also wishes to thank current and past City Council members for their vision and dedication to the project, as well as the Scott County Board and Staff for their commitment to solving these transportation problems.
The City of Jordan is grateful for these partnerships and looks forward to the bill being signed into law. The interchange project can now be constructed as planned in 2025 and 2026.
Tom Nikunen, City of Jordan
Past news on the Interchange Project