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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)

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 8 receives approximately $34 million in federal and state construction funding annually, 74 percent of those funds are programmed to preserve the district’s roads and bridges. Funding for a four-lane bypass of the city of Paynesville on Hwy 23 (an Interregional Corridor Mobility project) will use12 percent of this funding. Safety-related investments, like rumble stripes and reflective markings, account for five percent of the funding and Regional and Community Investment Priorities make up one percent. RCIPs are local and regional projects which provide localized, economic and quality-of-life benefits to an area, but do not meet any of MnDOT’s existing performance need thresholds.

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

Mid-Range Highway Investment Plan (2013–2018)

During the six-year timeframe of the Mid-Range Plan, District 8 is forecasted to receive approximately $205 million in total construction funding. District 8 is planning to spend 78 percent of those funds on pavement and bridge preservation. Safety investments account for five percent of the planned expenditures and RCIP accounts for the final 9 percent.

Long-Range Highway Investment Plan (2019–2028)

The Long-Range Plan's forecasted revenues for District 8 are about $400 million. District 8 is planning to spend 80 percent of those funds on pavement and bridge preservation and 10 percent on safety improvements. The remaining 10 percent will be split between mobility issues in District 8’s regional centers and additional RCIP investments to improve regional accessibility