Safe Routes to School Grant Program
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program provides a funding source
for local government agencies to construct safe school routes in
lieu of riding bicycles or walking on shoulders of busy, high speed
roadways. SRTS projects are funded with Federal Highway Funds
and must follow federal regulations. The program is
administered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
On behalf of the City of Otsego, Hakanson Anderson prepared and
submitted a Safe Routes to School Grant application in December of
2008. The City was awarded a $175,000 grant in March of 2009.
The grant will be used to complete a trail segment along County Road
42. The trail construction is planned to begin this year and will be ready for use before the start of the
2011/2012 school year.
Hakanson Anderson Announces New Survey Project Manager
Hakanson Anderson is pleased to announce that
Barry Wagner has been added to our team as a Survey Project Manager.
Barry has 28 years of experience and is a Licensed Land Surveyor in
the State of Wisconsin. Barry has a wide array of experience
in Construction Staking, Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, and
Hakanson Anderson Celebrates 35
Hakanson Anderson is proud to
announce that 2010 was our 35th year of providing
engineering and land surveying services. Key planning and
staff retention have allowed us to focus on clients needs. We
would like to thank all of our communities and clients who have
helped us achieve this milestone.
We look forward to extending and expanding this partnership through
the economic challenges we currently face.
Grant Application Nets $594,000
The City of East Bethel has participated in the Municipal Agreements
Grant Program since 1998. The program is administered by the
Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The program provides funding to construction projects that are
administered by local agencies and provide a benefit to both the
local community and the trunk highway system.
The City of East Bethel has received over 1.6 million dollars
through this program. The funds have been used to remove
highway access, construct turn lanes, construct frontage roads and
park and ride facilities.
The current grant of $594,000 will be used to close two highway
access points and construct 1/2 mile of new frontage road on the
east side of Trunk Highway 65.