“Dakota County is dealing with estimates of a nearly $600 million shortfall over the next 20 years in terms of transportation funding. Coming up with the necessary funds to maintain our infrastructure under existing conditions poses a difficult challenge that will demand efficient use of limited resources. The additional damage, and costs, caused by bigger trucks would be forced upon county taxpayers.
We value the industries that make Dakota County prosperous and seek to maintain the delicate balance between growth and the quality of our infrastructure and our residents’ safety. Longer and heavier trucks would represent a clear shift away from that balance.”