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CIMS Solicitation

As part of the overall CIMS initiative and consistent with the Minnesota GO Vision, MnDOT provided $30 million through a competitive solicitation in 2013 to fund trunk highway projects that improve quality of life, environmental health or economic competitiveness.

Through CIMS, MnDOT emphasizes building and maintaining a sustainable transportation system through solutions that ensure a high return-on-investment, given constrained resources, and complement the unique social, natural and economic features of Minnesota.

MnDOT received 45 applications requesting more than $100 million in funding. Scoring (PDF) was based on analysis of social, environmental and economic benefits of each project. Ten projects were selected to receive funding awards. The $30 million in CIMS funding will help leverage an additional $65 million in other federal, state and local funding for a total construction program of almost $100 million.

Projects selected for CIMS awards

More information about each project coming soon.

Robert Street Improvements in West St. Paul
The project will make multiple improvements to Robert Street between Mendota Road and Annapolis Street , including but not limited to curb, sewer and pavement upgrades, reconstructed sidewalks, adding a raised center median, additional turn lanes, upgraded signals, access management and streetscaping improvements. These improvements will improve accessibility, safety and traffic flow on this busy commercial corridor and will be designed to accommodate future Bus Rapid Transit.

  • CIMS Award: $3,500,000
  • Total Project Cost: $23,546,000
  • Year of Construction: 2014

US 10 and Armstrong Boulevard Interchange and Rail Grade Separation in Ramsey
The project will construct an interchange and grade separated rail crossing over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line at US 10 and County State Aid Highway 83 (Armstrong Boulevard) in Ramsey, MN. The interchange will improve safety at this busy intersection, ensure a reliable crossing for emergency responders and improve access to the Ramsey Northstar station.

  • CIMS Award: $10,000,000
  • Total Project Cost: $34,425,500
  • Year of Construction: 2015

Main Street US 61 Downtown Improvements in Red Wing
The project will make multiple improvements to Main Street (US 61) in downtown Red Wing , including but not limited to sewer, utility and pavement reconstruction and replacement, improved sidewalks and ramps, new and extended raised center medians, improved pedestrian crossings, upgraded signals and lighting, access management and streetscaping improvements. This complete streets project will improve accessibility and safety, support active transportation, economic redevelopment and tourism, and reduce the highway’s environmental impacts.

  • CIMS Award: $2,445,000
  • Total Project Cost: $5,390,000
  • Year of Construction: 2015

US 52 and Country Road 9 Interchange in Goodhue County
The project will construct a quadrant interchange at the intersection of US 52 and County State Aid Highway 9 in Goodhue County. The interchange will address a critical safety issue and ensure agricultural equipment crossings. The revised design has fewer environmental impacts than a traditional diamond interchange design and will require less right of way acquisition.

  • CIMS Award: $250,000
  • Total Project Cost: $8,900,000
  • Year of Construction: 2014

US 71 Complete Streets Improvements in Jackson
The project will take advantage of the planned US 71 closure for a bridge replacement over the Des Moines River in 2015 and will include pavement upgrades, a 4 to 3 lane conversion, roundabout construction and a pedestrian underpass. This complete streets project will support future economic development, promote bike and walking, and create a connection to the planned Des Moines River Valley Trail.

  • CIMS Award: $1,260,000
  • Total Project Cost: $2,730,000
  • Year of Construction: 2015

MN 23 and Saratoga Street Reduced Conflict Intersection and Pedestrian Crossing in Marshall
The project will construct a reduced conflict U-turn intersection at MN 23 and Saratoga Street as well as a pedestrian overpass and new sidewalks. The improvements will improve safety and traffic flow, and support biking and walking.

  • CIMS Award: $3,500,000
  • Total Project Cost: $5,697,356
  • Year of Construction: 2015

US10/US 75 Improvements in Moorhead
The project will make multiple improvements to US 10/US 75 in downtown Moorhead , including but not limited to pavement rehabilitation, widened and reconstructed sidewalks, new turn lanes, upgraded signals and lighting, and streetscaping improvements. The improvements will improve safety, accessibility, traffic and freight flow, and transit service, as well as reduce the impact of train delays.

  • CIMS Award: $3,404,000
  • Total Project Cost: $4,958,500
  • Year of Construction: 2015

MN 25 Improvements in Buffalo
The project will make multiple improvements to MN 25 in Buffalo, including but not limited to pavement and sewer reconstruction, widened and improved sidewalks, bike lanes, new turn lanes, roundabout and improved intersections, and streetscaping improvements. The improvements will increase accessibility and safety, support biking and walking, and reduce flooding.

  • CIMS Award: $2,100,000
  • Total Project Cost: $5,200,000
  • Year of Construction: 2015

MN 25 and Country 75 Intersection Improvements in Monticello
The project will make multiple improvements to the intersection of MN 25 and County State Aid Highway 75 in Monticello, including but not limited to dual turn lanes, extended turn lanes, signal retiming and replacement, and raised medians. MN 25 is one of only a few Mississippi River crossings between I-94 and US 10. The redesigned intersection will improve accessibility, safety and traffic flow at this busy intersection and will support redevelopment efforts.

  • CIMS Award: $506,000
  • Total Project Cost: $3,164,000
  • Year of Construction: 2015

MN 23 Multimodal Improvements in Duluth
The project will make multiple improvements to MN 23 in Duluth, including but not limited to widened and reconstructed sidewalks, improved connections to the Munger Trail, improved pedestrian crossings, relocated and realigned signals, bus pullouts, multimodal nodes, access management, and streetscaping improvements. These improvements will improve safety and accessibility, reduce negative environmental impacts, support biking, walking, transit and tourism, and improve connectivity to Spirit Mountain, the Duluth Zoo and the St. Louis River.

  • CIMS Award: $3,035,000
  • Total Project Cost: $3,525,000
  • Year of Construction: 2015

Future Solicitations

Once the 20-Year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan 2014-2033 is adopted, MnDOT anticipates using future rounds of the CIMS Solicitation to program a portion of the revenue allocated to the Regional & Community Improvement Priorities investment category.