Ostrander and Carrolton Township in Fillmore County were among the 36 Minnesota cities, counties and townships to receive funding to improve transportation infrastructure on local roads through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Local Road Improvement Program.

Ostrander will receive $314,000 for reconstruction and utilities on a project involving Fillmore County roads 1 and 3.

Carrolton Township in Fillmore County will receive $475,000 for reconstruction and paving of Goodview Road and another $545,200 for reconstruction and paving of Heron Road.

Approximately $25.3 million in projects will help reduce traffic crashes on rural county state aid highways and local roads that have regional significance. The funding also will help pay for the local share of a trunk highway project. Projects in southeast Minnesota will receive a total of $2.82 million.

Projects range from roundabouts, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps, widening and repaving of roadways, adding traffic signals and replacing culverts. One new bridge is included in the project list.

“This program promotes local, regional and state economic development, and improves safety on township, city and county roads,” said Commissioner Charlie Zelle.

The program is funded out of the 2017 general obligation bonds.

MnDOT received more than 200 applications totaling more than $584 million. Selection was based on geographical distribution, safety, regional significance, local agency support, construction readiness, impact and availability of other funding sources.