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).
Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan
The Statewide Multimodal Transportation 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 which identifies specific projects and funding. To keep pace with changing priorities, opportunities, and challenges, this plan and the modal plans are updated every 4 to 6 years while the STIP is updated annually.
Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan
In 2013, MnDOT adopted the Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan. This plan is MnDOT’s vehicle for deciding and communicating capital investment priorities for the highway system for the next 20 years. MnSHIP is a fiscally constrained plan and is updated every four years to respond to changing conditions and assumptions. It details how MnDOT will use available resources efficiently and effectively in addressing agency objectives.
In the plan, MnDOT established different investment priorities for the first ten years and the second ten years. The first 10 years address high-priority improvements in all investment categories. The approach for the second 10 years reflects a narrower set of priorities with a primary focus on the preservation of existing assets. View a map of district-specific projects identified in MnSHIP.
10-Year Capital Highway Investment Plan
The District 8 10-Year Capital Highway Investment Plan details MnDOT’s capital highway investments for the next ten years. A primary purpose of the document is to communicate with stakeholders and partners on planned projects in their regions.
The document also serves as a check to ensure that MnDOT is meeting the investment levels and performance outcomes identified in MnDOT's 20-year State Highway Investment Plan, MnSHIP. The MnDOT 10-Year Capital Highway Investment Plan communicates programmed and planned projects and explains any change in direction or outcomes from the direction established in MnSHIP.