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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Backed by state and local officials, Gov. Tim Pawlenty releases the 2010 transportation construction plan Wednesday at a press conference.

Minnesotans: Get ready for detours

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EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota motorists will see more orange barrels than ever this summer after state officials announced Wednesday they will spend a record $1.3 billion on transportation projects.


Of the 283 projects on the Minnesota Department of Transportation's 2010 list, 217 are on highways. The remaining projects deal with railroads, ports and transit.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.