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trunk road

Brit a main road, esp one that is suitable for heavy vehicles
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Hirst also discussed Wisconsin's pioneering work in marking the state's trunk highway system.
Funding includes $825 million in general obligation bonds and $416 million in trunk highway bonds, among other sources.<br />State Rep.
Funding includes $825 million in general obligation bonds and $416 million in trunk highway bonds, among other sources.<br />Transportation gobbles up $543.8 million, which is about $174 million more than the bill passed by the House last week.
That includes $825 million in general obligation bonds, $62 million in "user financing" from the entity seeking the money, and $266 million in trunk highway bonds.<br />Trunk highway bond proceeds pay specifically for state-owned capital projects related to the "construction, improvement, or maintenance of the state trunk highway system," according to the Minnesota House Research Department.<br />An amendment to the House bill directs $41 million from the U.S.
Another $250 million was approved for trunk highway bonding.<br />But Torkelson said Wednesday he's "in shock" by what he sees as a lack of geographic balance among the four Corridors of Commerce projects announced separately Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The 14-mile, $420 million Rush Line would have 18 stops along a dedicated guideway from Union Depot to downtown White Bear Lake, generally along Robert Street, Phalen Boulevard, the railroad authority's right-of-way shared with the Bruce Vento Trail, and Trunk Highway 61.