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MnDOT is currently updating the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP). It will be available for review in September 2013. MnSHIP is a fiscally constrained 20-year capital investment plan that guides MnDOT’s investment decisions for the state highway system. The 50-year Minnesota GO vision and MnDOT’s Statewide Multimodal Plan influence MnSHIP’s priorities. Check back in September for more information or visit the MnSHIP webpage.

Minnesota GO: A transportation vision for generations

Minnesota Go

Minnesota’s multimodal transportation system maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy. The system:

  • Connects Minnesota’s primary assets—the people, natural resources and businesses within the state—to each other and to markets and resources outside the state and country
  • Provides safe, convenient, efficient and effective movement of people and goods
  • Is flexible and nimble enough to adapt to changes in society, technology, the environment and the economy

Minnesota GO is a collaborative vision that extends to all public and private transportation partners across the state as well as to different transportation modes (highways, transit, rail, bikes, pedestrians, freight and aviation).

Additional information on Minnesota GO is available at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/minnesotago/vision.html

Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

Minnesota Go: Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

This multimodal plan provides the framework for MnDOT’s family of plans. It establishes guidance and priorities for state transportation decisions, which informs the specific plans for each mode and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which identifies specific projects and funding. To keep pace with changing priorities, opportunities, and challenges, the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the modal plans are updated every 4 to 6 years while the STIP is updated annually.

Additional information on the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan is available at: http://www.minnesotagoplan.org/

2009 — 2028 Highway Investment Plan

The HIP sets forth the district’s investment direction, priorities and overall transportation needs for the next 20 years. It consists of

  • State Transportation Improvement Program (programmed investments for 2012 – 2015, updated annually)
  • Mid-Range Highway Investment Plan (2014 – 2019)
  • Long-Range Highway Investment Plan (2020 – 2029)

Last updated in fall 2009, the District 3 HIP focuses on the need to preserve the condition of district’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The district also plans to invest heavily in lower cost preventative safety improvements as an effective strategy in reducing the number of serious and fatal crashes on its roadways. Included in the HIP are plans to expand both the Hwy 23 east of St. Cloud to Foley and Hwy 371 from Nisswa to Jenkins from two to four-lanes to address identified mobility and safety needs on these two corridors.

MnDOT will be updating the Minnesota Statewide Highway Investment Plan in 2012 and 2013. It will be a third generation performance-based plan. The plan will provide investment direction to the state and district offices in managing the state’s transportation infrastructure and setting priorities for available funding over the next 20-year timeframe. Districts are expected to update their own HIPs as the state plan is being developed and will apply the new guidance and direction as they work with their stakeholders to develop a plan to address the most important transportation needs over the next 20 years with the resources that are expected to be available.

Additional information about the Highway Investment Plan is available at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan/downloadinvestmentplan.html

The STIP is available at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/program/stip.html