Lawmakers have introduced a bill to fund safety improvements on a troublesome stretch of Highway 12 in Hennepin County.
"What we have here is a rural sectioned highway, the last rural section of highway the metro region, that is actually getting metro volumes of traffic," Hertaus said, according to KSTP.
The proposed fixes to the highway include: Realignment at the intersections with Highway 92; realignment and safety improvements at the intersection with Highway 90; and safety median improvements from the interchange with Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata to a half-mile east of Highway 6, the bill introduction says.
The money for the project would be appropriated from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Trunk Highway Fund, the bill notes.
KSTP says members of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition plan to meet with lawmakers on Thursday to go over a presentation before the bill moves forward.