WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded $15,140,000 in federal funding for the Highway 59 Worthington Complete Streets Project in Worthington. The project will reconstruct Oxford Street and Humiston Avenue (Hwy 59) to include enhancements such as sidewalks, shared-use paths, roundabouts, and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons.

“Worthington is overdue for improvements to Oxford Street and Humiston Avenue. These are heavily traveled areas that need new infrastructure to reduce congestion and car accidents,” said Klobuchar. “This federal funding will make this portion of Highway 59 safer and easier to navigate by building roundabouts, sidewalks, and other infrastructure.”

“Humiston Avenue and Oxford Street are crucial roadways in Worthington with direct access to I-90 and Highway 59. It’s routes like this that keep rural communities connected,” said Smith. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and President Biden’s leadership, we’re finally able to make the investments needed to create safer, more accessible roads for everyone.”

RAISE grants can be used by communities across the country for a wide variety of projects with significant local or regional impact. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Klobuchar and Smith supported and was signed into law in 2021, delivered a 50 percent increase in the amount of available funding for the RAISE grants, as well as resources for improving the state’s roads, bridges, public transportation, and water infrastructure.