Orange barrels on a highway

Better Roads for a Better Minnesota


The Program

MnDOT's Better Roads for a Better Minnesota is a four-year program that will:


The Need

State performance measures currently show that about 750 miles of trunk highway in Minnesota are classified as ‘poor’ condition. Without additional investment, the number of miles in ‘poor’ condition is estimated to increase to 1,900 by the year 2020.


Better Roads Overview (Word, 1.85 MB)



Which Roads


Better Roads in the Twin Cities (PDF) Better Roads in Greater Minnesota (PDF)




Funding Sources

The overall cost of this program is $398 million and does not require any increase in revenue. The funding sources include Trunk Highway Bonds held as contingency for unanticipated cost increases in the Mn/DOT Bridge Program; state funds from the Trunk Highway Fund; and available federal funds that include bid savings on recent projects.