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’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
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)
MnDOT District 4 will continue to manage many of its critical transportation needs through its HIP, including most highway and bridge preservation needs and low-cost safety projects. However, as the needs are much larger than the anticipated funding, the District will continue to work with other stakeholders in developing partnership projects that best meet the needs of the traveling public in developing a multimodal network that serves all users.
Additional information about the Highway Investment Plan is available at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan/downloadinvestmentplan.html
State Transportation Improvement Program (2012 – 2015)
MnDOT District 4 receives roughly $50 million in federal and state funding annually. Nearly 95 percent of the funding is allocated toward preservation of the district’s pavements and bridges. Signing and striping preservation is included in these preservation projects. From 2012-2015, the district will also address several safety and mobility needs. An access management and intersection improvement project in Hawley is planned for 2013, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Moorhead in 2012 and Alexandria in 2014 are being planned.
The STIP is available at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/program/stip.html
Mid-Range Highway Investment Plan (2016–2021)
While approximately $251 million in revenues is forecasted for the mid-range years, total funding needs are much greater. Most of the revenue available will be allocated toward preservation. In addition the district has programmed mobility, safety and regional community improvement projects, such as the interchange reconfiguration at I-94 and Hwy 75 in Moorhead.
Long-Range Highway Investment Plan (2019–2028)
The Long-Range Plan also indicates revenues will be much less then forecasted needs. Approximately 90 percent of the funding will go towards preservation projects, with mobility, safety and regional community improvement projects making up the remainder.