Transportation officials: Road projects full steam ahead

Thursday, April 02, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly expands, even those businesses not shut down by Gov. Tim Walz’s stay at home order are facing challenges from breaks in key supply chains to significantly reduced demand.

Nonetheless, transportation workers are still working hard to keep Minnesotans moving. They are among the 78% of working Minnesotans who could be exempt from the stay at home order, according to Commissioner Steve Grove of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. That includes almost all employees with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Rice County Highway Department and Faribault’s Engineering Department, although meetings are now held remotely and many employees have shifted to working from home.

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